Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Chipper Jones Fifty-Four

Chipper Jones Fifty-FourArtist:
Ron Stark
Size:
25 x 18"
Limited Edition:
600


A 3 time All Star for the Braves, Chipper Jones was voted the M.V.P. of the National League in 1999. He has topped the 100 R.B.I. and 100 runs scored marks for 4 consecutive seasons. Jones seems to always have enough left to step up his production as the season nears the end, and has put fear into many October opponents.
Frames are aluminum section, silver in color, with plexiglass face, acid-free backing, and no mat.


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Classic Fenway Clout


Classic Fenway CloutArtist:
Bill Purdom
Size:
15 1/2 x 36"
Limited Edition:
600


It's the morning of October 22, 1975, Game 6 of the Cincinnati-Boston World Series at Fenway Park, and that's Carlton Fisk pleading with his long fly ball to stay fair. Will it? ... Will it? ... Yes! Fair ball!! Home run!!! The Red Sox win!!!!. Fisk's 12th-inning homer off Pat Darcy caps one of the most exciting games in baseball history, and you're experiencing the pulsating moment from a seat located only a few rows behind the Red Sox' on-deck circle. Others visible on the field include Reds' catcher Johnny Bench, first baseman Tony Perez, second baseman Joe Morgan, shortstop Dave Concepcion, third baseman Pete Rose, left fielder George Foster, center fielder Cesar Geronimo and right fielder Ken Griffey. Fred Lynn is on deck for the Red Sox.
Frames are aluminum section, silver in color, with plexiglass face, acid-free backing, and no mat



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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Splendid Fenway Finale

Splendid Fenway FinaleArtist:
Bill Purdom
Size:
14 x 36"
Limited Edition:
600



It's September 28, 1960, at Fenway Park in Boston, and that's 42-year-old legend Ted Williams homering in the final at-bat of his illustrious big league career. The eighth- inning solo shot off Baltimore's Jack Fisher (who also yielded Roger Maris' 60th home run in 1961) lands in the right field bleachers. It is Williams' 29th homer of the season, 521st of his career and 248th at historic Fenway. Williams calls it quits with a career batting average of .344. Of note, the Orioles' third baseman is Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson. Gus Triandos is the catcher, and Jim Gentile is at first.

Frames are aluminum section, silver in color, with plexiglass face, acid-free backing, and no mat.



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Nine/Thirty/Twenty-Seven

Nine/Thirty/Twenty-SevenArtist:
William Feldman
Size:
20 x 31"
Limited Edition:
600


For most of the '27 season, the spotlight focused on Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth as they matched home run for home run. In fact, the Yankee teammates each had 44 round-trippers through September 5. Until then, little attention had been paid to Ruth's single-season record of 59 home runs in 1921. That all changed, however, as September moved along. Gehrig tailed off; Ruth went on a tear. Indeed. Through the 28th of the September, Ruth had walloped 14 homers in the month for a total of 57 on the season. Now, with three games remaining against the Washington Senators at Yankee Stadium, Ruth had a chance to break his record. And he did, first belting two homers on September 29, and then the record-breaker the following day. It's the bottom of the 8th inning here, 9/30/27, Mark Koenig on third, the game tied 2-2. The count is 1-1 as Ruth turns on a fastball from southpaw Tom Zachary and drives it deep into the right field seats. Sixty home runs! It is a single-season record that will stand until 1961 and Roger Maris.

Frames are aluminum section, silver in color, with plexiglass face, acid-free backing, and no mat.



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Friday, May 29, 2015

M's Do It

M's Do It!Artist:
Bill Purdom
Size:
20 x 31"
Limited Edition:
600



Mariner fans dreamed of a playoff series for 19 years. On October 8, 1995, that dream reached a pinnacle in the decisive game of the American League Division Series against the wild card New York Yankees. Defying the odds ever since they were 12 and a half games out of first place on August 15, the Western Division champion Mariners beat the odds again with two runs in the eighth inning to tie the game. In the top of the eleventh, New York quieted the 57,411 frenzied Kingdome fans with a run off Mariner ace Randy Johnson, who was pitching in relief on one day's rest. But, in the bottom of than inning, the Mariners struck back for a final time. Edgar Martinez laced a Jack McDowell pitch into the left field corner that easily scored Joey Cora from second with the tying run. On the play, Ken Griffey Jr. left first base, never broke stride, and slid home to complete the unthinkable, sending Seattle to the AL Championship against Cleveland, and, above all, causing pandemonium. The next morning, the Seattle Post- Intelligencer hailed the conquering heroes with a front page headline, in the largest type since the end of World War II, that simply stated M's Do It! The series is remembered for the on the field battle, and also for the game that saved Major League Baseball in the Pacific Northwest.

Frames are aluminum section, silver in color, with plexiglass face, acid-free backing, and no mat.



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Ten/One/Sixty-One

Ten/One/Sixty-OneArtist:
Bill Purdom
Size:
21 5/8 x 29 5/8"
Limited Edition:
600



It's October 1, 1961, and that's Yankee slugger Roger Maris launching a Tracy Stallard pitch into the right field seats at Yankee Stadium for his record-breaking 61st home run of the season. The blast comes in the 162nd and final game of the '61 season and enables Maris to eclipse the single-season HR record set 34 years earlier by Yankee Babe Ruth in a 154-game campaign. The lineups on the huge Ballantine scoreboard read as follows: For Boston -- Chuck Schilling, 2B; Gary Geiger, CF; Carl Yastrzemski, LF; Frank Malzone, 3B; Lou Clinton, RF; Pete Runnels, 1B; Russ Nixon, C; Pumpsie Green, SS; Stallard, P. For the Yankees -- Bobby Richardson, 2B; Tony Kubek, SS; Roger Maris, CF; Yogi Berra, LF; Johnny Blanchard, RF; Elston Howard, C; Moose Skowron, 1B; Clete Boyer, 3B; Bill Stafford, P. You may notice one contradiction in the piece. On the Ballantine scoreboard, you will see Maris listed as the Yankee center fielder. On the field-level auxiliary scoreboard you will see RF next to Maris' #9. In fact, Maris was the Yankee center fielder in the game. There is, however, irrefutable photographic evidence that RF was indeed posted on the auxiliary scoreboard at the time of the historic at-bat.

Frames are aluminum section, silver in color, with plexiglass face, acid-free backing, and no mat.


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Polo Playoff Payoff

Polo Playoff PayoffArtist:
Andy Jurinko
Size:
18 x 33"
Limited Edition:
600


It's October 3, 1951, and Bobby Thomson of the Giants has just ripped into a Ralph Branca pitch in the decisive third game of the National League playoff at Manhattan's Polo Grounds. Thomson's "shot heard 'round the world" is headed toward the left field seats for a dramatic, three-run, ninth-inning homer as the Giants roar from behind to earn a World Series berth against the Yankees. Your vantage point in the upper deck between home plate and first base begins with Thomson, sweeps across left field and ends in deep right center. You barely notice the pillar. Dodgers visible on the field are catcher Rube Walker, first baseman Gil Hodges, second baseman Jackie Robinson, shortstop Pee Wee Reese, third baseman Billy Cox, left fielder Andy Pafko, center fielder Duke Snider and right fielder Carl Furillo. Pinch-runner Clint Hartung is on third for the Giants, and Whitey Lockman is on second. Thomson's one-out home run followed Lockman's RBI double, which had reduced Brooklyn's lead to 4-2.

Frames are aluminum section, silver in color, with plexiglass face, acid-free backing, and no mat.



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