Willie Mays painting, 24” by 36”, acrylic on canvas.
In Game 5 of the 1956 World Series, Gil Hodges led off the top of the fifth inning for the Dodgers. On a 2-2 count, Hodges hit a scorching line drive to deep left center field. Mickey took off at top speed running back and to is right toward left center field. In the middle of his gait, just as the ball was about to sail past him, he reached up across his body and speared the ball backhanded for a tremendous running catch, which robbed Hodges of an extra-base hit and preserved Larsen’s perfect game.
Had an article in the local paper the other day. This is a montage of my work done by photographer Cassi Alexandra.