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On April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson made baseball truly the national pastime.  He was more than baseball hero, he was an American hero.  Also featured in the picture is his fellow HOFer and double play partner, Pee Wee Reese.

Soft Pastels on Mi-Teintes paper. ~9" x 12"

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Brett Gardner

Baseball is in swing, and the weather is finally resembling spring.  I went to my first game of year Sunday.  The Yankees lost to Tigers 10-7 , but had good time regardless.   Anyways I sat behind the left field wall and one of my new favorite Yankees, Brett Gardner.  He is a joy to watch in the field, and was highly rewarded last year for his glove.

Soft pastels on Strathmore Charcoal paper. ~10" x8"

 

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South Bronx’s Hot Corner

Opening Day is tomorrow, and hopefully the spring weather will follow baseball.  I plan on doing some contemporary ballplayers once the season is in swing.  Meanwhile enjoy a picture Graig Nettles doing what he did best, manning the hot corner.

Soft pastels on Art Spectrum's Colourfix Paper. ~9" x 12"

 

 

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Vida Blue

Vida Blue, great name, great wind-up, and great pitcher for a bit.

Soft pastels on watercolor paper primed with Art Spectrum Colourfix Primer, ~ 8" x 10"

 

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Batting Practice

It’s March and the weather up north is starting to warm up a bit, making our minds wander with thoughts of spring. Even though it’s still cold for baseball up here, we can catch glimpses of players in Florida and Arizona getting ready to play baseball come April.

The following is Willie Mays taking some hacks in warmer weather of Arizona in the winter of 1955.

Soft pastels on Strathmore Charcoal paper. ~11" x14"

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The Duke of Flatbush

For my first post I’m going with Duke Snider, the last man to patrol center field in Brooklyn.

Soft pastels on watercolor paper primed with Art Spectrum Colourfix Primer, ~ 8" x 10"

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