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56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports

Posted on August 12, 2016

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Kostya Kennedy, a former Senior Writer and Assistant Managing Editor at Sports Illustrated, is an Editorial Director at Time Inc. He is The New York Times best-selling author of 56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports (runner-up for the 2012 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing) and Pete Rose: An American Dilemma. Both won the CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year. He has taught at Columbia and NYU, and lives with his wife and children in Westchester County, N.Y.


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