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Rollins not intimidated by 56

Originally Published: March 28, 2006
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- He works alone in an empty batting cage, under the stands of a deserted stadium.

There's not another human being in sight. Not one. Just Jimmy Rollins, a batting tee, 100 baseballs … and the ghost of Joe DiMaggio.

The last time Jimmy Rollins swung a bat in a game that mattered, he was riding the streak of a lifetime, a hitting streak that lasted 36 games, a streak that lived on for nearly a month and a half.

The ninth-longest streak in history. The sixth-longest ...

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