|Amazing Ebbets Steal||Artist:|
18 x 33"
From the day he broke baseball's color barrier in 1947, Jackie Robinson injected the Dodgers with a special spirit that helped make his 10 years with the club the most exciting in the 68-year history of the Brooklyn franchise. He ran the bases with a kind of controlled recklessness that drove opponents crazy. Here, it's August 29, 1955, and Jackie's seen avoiding the tag of Cardinals catcher Bill Sarni to score on the front end of a triple steal at Ebbets Field. It is Robinson's 18th career steal of home plate. Gil Hodges (from second to third) and Sandy Amoros (first to second) moved up behind Robinson, and the Dodgers went on to score three runs in the inning to break open a 2-1 game. Also visible in the scene are Dodger batter Johnny Podres, Hall of Fame umpire Jocko Conlan, Cardinal pitcher Al Gettel and left fielder Rip Repulski. The Dodgers, of course, went on to win the 1955 World Series, a seven-game affair with the Yankees. It was the Brooklyn Dodgers' only World Championship.
Frames are aluminum section, silver in color, with plexiglass face, acid-free backing, and no mat.