60th Anniversary of Larsen's Gem Commemorated with Baseball Glove Painting
On October 8, 1956, in Game 5 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium, Don Larsen threw a Perfect Game against the Brooklyn Dodgers, winning 2-0.
At the time, it was the first Perfect Game thrown in 34 years.
It has been immortalized by the famous image of Yogi Berra jumping into Larsen's arms in celebration after the game.
I've created my own take on the significant event using two gloves, Don Larsen and Yogi Berra signature models.
The artwork features details of Mickey Mantle's home run and outfield catch, Yankee Stadium, the scoreboard as it appeared for the last pitch and Larsen throwing the first pitch.
This painting is in the collection of The National Pastime Museum and was unveiled on October 7, 2016, on the eve of the 60th Anniversary of the Perfect Game.
More details and images to come.
Painted glove artwork by Sean Kane is in the collection of museums, private collections and has been commissioned by the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Camp. His work has been recognized by the National Art Museum of Sport and featured on ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio.