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Here's a shot of the subhead, detailing Harry Taylor's quick demise for the Dodgers, and the box score:



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The front page contains the whole story, secondary articles, and an inning-by inning account of the game.

Here's the fateful ninth:

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It's an interesting piece of baseball history.

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Nitrous Oxide wrote:

It's an interesting piece of baseball history.


I hope to get more stuff posted over the next few weeks, since I'm not focused on a replay at the moment.



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seajaw wrote:
Nitrous Oxide wrote:

It's an interesting piece of baseball history.


I hope to get more stuff posted over the next few weeks, since I'm not focused on a replay at the moment.


 At that pace, you will never catch up to me.......biggrin



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nacster wrote:
seajaw wrote:
Nitrous Oxide wrote:

It's an interesting piece of baseball history.


I hope to get more stuff posted over the next few weeks, since I'm not focused on a replay at the moment.


 At that pace, you will never catch up to me.......biggrin


Having just turned 60 last month, my pace suits me. wink



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seajaw wrote:
nacster wrote:
seajaw wrote:
Nitrous Oxide wrote:

It's an interesting piece of baseball history.


I hope to get more stuff posted over the next few weeks, since I'm not focused on a replay at the moment.


 At that pace, you will never catch up to me.......biggrin


Having just turned 60 last month, my pace suits me. wink


 Haven't you heard, 60 is the new 50.



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The Art of Baseball

Having most recently posted the pics of the '47 Yankees-Dodgers World Series Game 4 press plate, why not stick with the Dodgers -- Jackie Robinson, specifically -- for the first entry?

This is a piece of original art by Phil Bissell, chronicling the career of Jackie Robinson:

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Bissell worked as a sports cartoonist for the Boston Globe from 1953-'65.  It was for a piece of football work, however, that he is best remembered.  In 1960, Bissell created the iconic image of "Pat Patriot," the mascot for the fledgling Boston Patriots.



http://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/phil-bissell-and-the-golden-age-of-sports-cartooning/article_54b8b3f0-7fe3-11e4-af48-b7f32ac1cbed.html

http://livewire.kcra.com/Event/VIP_Pass_KCRA_Coverage_Of_Super_Bowl_XLVI?Page=6



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That's a great find!



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Tall Tactician wrote:

That's a great find!


Thanks.

There is some nice stuff on eBay occasionally.  I've seen a few Willard Mullin pieces, but they are way too pricey for me.

Every week, I make a sweep of eBay under about 25-30 different search parameters.  Stuff like "baseball 1920 (I check every year individually from 1900-1950)," or "Negro League," or "baseball original artwork."

I also check "Strat-o-Matic baseball."  I've seen several complete original 1960's sets sold in the last few weeks.  There are two Founders Edition sets listed at $250 each.

I do have more artwork that I will post over the next week, or so.



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The Art of Baseball, Pt. 2 

The Berrymans are legends in the annals of American political cartooning.

Clifford K. Berryman was the political cartoonist for the Washington Star from 1907 until he died in 1949.  Berryman won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 1944.  He is also known for helping inspire the nation's Teddy Bear craze, in 1903.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifford_K._Berryman

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teddy_bear#/media/File:TheodoreRooseveltTeddyBear.jpg

http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/berryman-family-papers-10184/more#section_3

When Berryman suffered a stroke in 1935, his son, James, stepped in to help out.

Jim had worked at the Star for a time, serving as an editorial artist and illustrator.  He became a sports cartoonist in 1933.  He won a Pulitzer Prize of his own for editorial cartooning in 1950.

Without knowing all the personal details, I assume that Jim had a friendship with former Washington hurler Jim Russell.  I was lucky enough to come across this cartoon on eBay that Berryman evidently drew personally for Russell:

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I love the inscription.

The cartoon came with a Letter of Authenticity from Russell's son, Jack, Jr.:

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The Art of Baseball, Pt. 3 

Bill Winstein was the sports cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Press for nearly 50 years.

He was one of the last of the Golden Age of great cartoon chroniclers, right up there with the likes of Willard Mullin, Bill Gallo, Murray Olderman, and others.  His Pitt Panther graces Pitt Stadium.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1144&dat=19821216&id=_EscAAAAIBAJ&sjid=AGAEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3136,125077

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1144&dat=19781223&id=bdMdAAAAIBAJ&sjid=LlkEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6917,2880206

I was fortunate to find three different Winstein pieces on eBay.  The first two are finished cartoons, and the third is partially complete.

The first is a "You Could Look it Up" about record hitting streaks and season home run totals, shortly after Pete Rose's 44-game hitting streak came to an end:

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The second is a salute to the 1981 Hall of Fame inductees Bob Gibson, Johnny Mize and Rube Foster:

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Finally, we have a piece that was never completed, but obviously started during the 1975 season.  It features unnamed National League pitchers filing a police report after being battered by the Pittsburgh Pirates Lumber Company:

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The "accused" are, in order: Rennie Stennett, Richie Zisk, Al Oliver, Manny Sanguillen, Dave Parker, Willie Stargell, Richie Hebner, Bob Robertson, and Bill Robinson.



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Seriously awesome! 

That is even cooler how a guy would use his artistic ability to draw cartoons about something he loves; baseball. 



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rollsox2 wrote:

Seriously awesome! 

That is even cooler how a guy would use his artistic ability to draw cartoons about something he loves; baseball. 


I love this stuff.

The great writers, cartoonists and announcers were royalty in their day.

I wouldn't be surprised if more people knew their names than those of their local elected officials. 



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Seajaw,

What do you do with this stuff? Do you have it on display in your Strat basement?

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