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.

Minnie Minoso Baseball Glove Painting

The 'Cuban Comet' featured on one-of-a-kind Baseball Art

Baseball great Minnie Minoso is portrayed as a member of the New York Cubans on this vintage baseball glove painting by artist Sean Kane.

This painting was exhibited at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City.

Price includes shipping, all sales tax. Add to your collection or purchase as a gift.
$3750.

Known for his long career with the Chicago White Sox, Minoso also starred in the Cuban League and Negro Leagues before becoming a member of the Cleveland Indians in 1949.

The portrait is painted with acrylics on a 1940s Spalding glove.

This art was featured in the exhibit 'Beisbol' at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, in Summer 2014.

Stay connected with your baseball memories and show your admiration for one of the game's greats.

  • Approximately 11" x 10" (25cm x 23cm)

  • Original acrylic painting on classic leather baseball glove from Minoso's era

  • Hand-painted portrait and lettering highlights Minoso's awards and career milestones

  • Handsomely packaged in an archival, gift-ready box with a black display easel

  • For gifts, a card with your personalized message can be included

  • Created with top quality materials to protect its longevity and lifetime of enjoyment

$3750.
Shipping is FREE. Purchaser pays NO sales taxes for deliveries in the U.S.

Please allow 5-7 business days for your painted glove art to arrive. Need it quicker? Just Let Me Know.

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 is on exhibit 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 20 years and a baseball fan since he was old enough to wear his dad's old glove.  More info >