My latest painting of Jackie Robinson.
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.
On April 18, 1946 Jackie Robinson stepped onto the field at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, New Jersey in a Montreal Royals’ uniform, breaking the color barrier in professional baseball. In his first game, he displayed the kind of play that would make him a legend: he drove in four runs with four hits, including a home run and stole two bases. Here is my painting of one of his first moments on that field.
Had an article in the local paper the other day. This is a montage of my work done by photographer Cassi Alexandra.
Here is an acrylic painting of the man who broke the color barrier in Major League baseball in 1947, Brooklyn Dodger, Jackie Robinson.