Minnie Minoso Baseball Glove Art in WVU Exhibit

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Painted Glove artwork featuring Minnie Minoso is part of the “Negro Leagues Beisbol” exhibit at The WVU Center for Democracy and Citizenship Education.

The exhibit focuses on African American Baseball and Hispanic Culture from 1860-1960. The history of Negro League Baseball during this period includes links to Latin baseball leagues and players moving between them.

Minnie Minoso was one such player, playing in his native Cuba and for the New York Cubans Negro Leagues team.

Minoso then went on to play for the Cleveland Indians and star for the Chicago White Sox, where he was their first African American player.

This Minoso baseball glove art, on a vintage glove from his playing era, depicts Minnie as a New York Cuban, refers to his "Cuban Comet" nickname, and draws attention to a few of his baseball career milestones in Cuba, Negro Leagues and in Major League Baseball.

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The West Virginia University exhibit will be the third such public showcase for the Minoso glove art since 2014, continuing its’ journey around the country helping to spark memories and curiosity about the Negro Leagues era and this special player.

I encourage you to attend the exhibition, September 18 - October 28, 2016, at the WVU Alumni Center in Morgantown, WV, which will also include items from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and private collections.

There are many educational opportunities available for students and teachers as part of this exhibition. It's a unique lens through which to learn more about the challenges of past generations and relate it to today's world. More info here.

Thanks to Dr. Robert Waterson and the WVU Center for Democracy and Citizenship Education for inviting me to participate in this event with this work.

Bob Feller Artwork on Vintage Baseball Glove

Rapid Robert Featured on One-of-a-kind Baseball Glove Painting

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Bob Feller portrait and Hall of Fame career stats on a 1950s Bob Feller signature model glove.

This item is SOLD.

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"Rapid Robert" milestones are detailed on the Higgins 3-finger glove, including his 266 wins, 3.25 career ERA and 2581 strike outs.

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The silhouette of Feller's iconic windup is depicted, referencing the Act of Valor award that has been created in his honor and his uniform number 19.

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Feller missed nearly four full seasons of his career while serving in World War II, which is represented by the four stars in the glove's web.

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"The Heater from Van Meter" was a member of the Cleveland Indians 1948 World Series Championship team and won the pitching Triple Crown in 1940.

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This Painted Glove has been sold.

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For inquiries about this artwork, giving it as a gift, or other questions: Please phone 519-836-5647 or email sean@seankane.com

Sean Kane's painted baseball glove art has been exhibited at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, has been the subject of a solo gallery show in New York City, and is in private collections across the U.S.

His glove paintings have been featured on ESPN.com, NBC Sports.com, and MLB Network Radio.

Sean has been a professional artist for over 20 years and a baseball fan since he was old enough to wear his dad's old mitt.  More info >