76 years ago
Joe Dimaggio watched a Bob Feller curve
Find his 0-2 swing
Clipping the barrel adequately enough
That the ball found the short grass
of right field 
Legging out a single
Joe found first and a 1 for 2 day
And the streak reached 27.

It was not a towering moon shot
into the cheap seats
of old Yankee Stadium
Or a game winner in Fenway breaking
Beantown hearts again becoming
One of those summer memories 
You tell hand me down stories about
This is the result of the grind
This was grit
This was baseball 
This is life