17 August 2019
By Göran R Buckhorn
Göran R Buckhorn finds a film that shows baseball superstar Joe DiMaggio was better at the bat than the oar.
In 1941, 27-year-old Joe DiMaggio, New York Yankees’ star, set an incredible record in baseball that would make him the greatest athlete in his sport – his 56-game hitting streak in May – July; a record that still stands!
In 1941, DiMaggio was also in a short film showing how he was training, or maybe more correctly, he should have been in a training film, and the following is the outtakes in a newsreel. DiMaggio is in a gym training using a stationary bicycle, weight pulleys, a rowing machine and on an outdoor track. The rowing machine is a one-oar-machine, so no sculling for Joe.
As one could expect, he is not very good at the oar, lacking the right technique. Take a look here:
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