The Streak of Streaks
The New York Review of Books
Joe DiMaggio's fifty-six–game hitting streak is both the greatest factual achievement in the history of baseball and a principal icon of American mythology. What shall we do with such a central item of our cultural history?
Fantastic old essay by S. J. Gould on DiMaggio's 56 game hitting-streak, the hot hand, Tversky, & patterns in nature
for reminding me what an extraordinary essayist Stephen Jay Gould was