'The Streak' chronicles ordinary athletes pursuing the extraordinary

Originally Published: April 28, 2008
By Joe Tessitore | ESPN.com

It's every bit as improbable as the Miracle on Ice, without the dramatic play-by-play call. It exudes greatness along the lines of Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods, but there's no oversized commemorative coffee table book. It's numbers-driven like Joe DiMaggio's 56 straight games with a hit, but this streak always has been about the process, not the result.

"It is an achievement as extraordinary as anything ever seen in American sports," filmmaker Jon Hock says.

Hyperbole, you say? ...

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