Dizzy Dean Baseball Glove Artwork Enters Hall of Fame's Permanent Collection

Fine Art Baseball Mitt by Artist Sean Kane Makes the Team at Cooperstown Museum


Dizzy to Cooperstown

My artwork featuring Hall of Fame pitcher "Dizzy" Dean on a hand-painted, vintage baseball glove is now part of the collection at The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

The painting was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame collection by their Acquisitions Committee in early 2019. It was presented to Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson in March.

Sean Kane and Hall of Fame president, Jeff Idelson, with Dizzy Dean painted glove artwork.

Sean Kane and Hall of Fame president, Jeff Idelson, with Dizzy Dean painted glove artwork.

Glove as Canvas

The artwork is a painted 1930's era Spalding baseball glove highlighting the eccentric, colorful Hall of Fame pitcher and ace of the St. Louis Cardinals staff from 1930-37. The "Gashouse Gang" won the 1934 World Series during Dizzy's MVP year.


Hall of Fame Art Collection

The Dean painted glove joins approximately 1700 works of art in The Hall of Fame's collection, which began when the museum was founded in 1936 and includes works by Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol.


The Hall of Fame acquires "works of art that contribute to the Museum’s mission of preserving history, honoring excellence, and connecting generations."

The painting will be part of the revolving of works on view in the “Art of Baseball” gallery or it will become part of the Dizzy Dean artifacts display, according to the Hall of Fame.

According to the Hall of Fame’s collections director, they have never seen or had another painted glove in the collection.

Dizzy at the Hall

References to Dizzy aren’t hard to find at Cooperstown. Besides the artifact display containing his Cardinals jersey, a photo pin and items from his teammates, even his cowboy hat from his broadcasting days is in the broadcast wing of the Museum.


A Home Run

I'm incredibly honored to have my art, my interest in the game and its history recognized by the Hall.

If the painting sparks interest in Dizzy, the era he played in or prompts conversations between generations of visitors to the Hall, then that's as good as a home run to me!

Many thanks to the folks at the Hall of Fame, to those who have encouraged and supported me, and those who enjoy the art I make!


Dizzy was painted in 2016 and has previously been a part of a group exhibit in North Carolina.


About the Artist


Sean Kane has been a professional artist for 25 years and began painting baseball-themed works in 2001.

His baseball art has been commissioned by organizations including the Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Camp and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.

Sean’s work is in the private collection of several Hall of Fame players, collectors across the U.S. and has been exhibited at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City, and the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Tulsa.

Raised in the Chicago-area, his studio is now a long fly ball from Toronto.


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Glove Paintings in North Carolina Art Exhibition

"Baseball as Art" exhibit showcases five Baseball Glove Artworks.


The Cleveland County Arts Council in Shelby, NC celebrates baseball-inspired art in the annual "Baseball as Art" exhibition, opening August 6th.


My Ted Williams, Hank Greenberg, Minnie Minoso, Tom Seaver and Roberto Clemente baseball glove paintings are on display in this group show.


The exhibit runs through September 12th in the beautiful former post office space and includes a number of baseball-themed images by several artists.


The exhibit opens in conjunction with the American Legion Baseball World Series, which brings baseball fans and families from around the countey to the Shelby-area during the tournament.


A big THANKS to the Cleveland County Arts Council for the invitation to have a role in the show! Their enthusiasm for the arts and special programming is impressive and it's an honor to be associated with this special event.


Photos courtesy of Jason Dahlheimer and Cleveland County Arts Council.

Roberto Clemente Baseball Glove Painting

A One-of-a-kind Baseball Artwork on Vintage Leather glove Featuring Roberto Clemente


This artwork has been sold.

Exhibited at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, this artwork features a hand-painted portrait of Roberto Clemente on a vintage signature model Rawlings baseball glove.

Highlights of the Hall of Famer's career are carefully hand-lettered.
This includes NL MVP 1966, Gold Glove Award 12 times, World Series Champion 1960 & 1971, and Hall of Fame 1973 on the golden yellow bottom banner.


Clemente played Right Field for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955 to 1972.  
The Puerto Rican star died on December 31, 1972 in an airplane crash while on a humanitarian mission.

His Pirates number 21 was retired, and appears on a banner in the web of this glove artwork.


The portrait of Clemente is a duotone, painted with golden yellow and black.
There are metallic gold highlights around the portrait background, the number 21 and the crossed bats on the bottom banner. (The crossed bats are also meant as a subtle nod to the cross-bones of a pirate flag.)


This signature model Rawlings glove is from the late '60s or early '70s and the Roberto Clemente embossed signature is very clear on this adult-sized glove.


The painting is done with archival-quality acrylic paints and sealed with a protective varnish. It was created by professional artist Sean Kane, whose baseball glove art has been recognized by ESPN.com, NBC Sports.com, and are part of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum's permanent collection.


This glove will be the pride of any Clemente fan's collection and is sure to be a conversation starter about one of the games greatest players.







Example of acid-free archival box the artwork arrives in with personalized gift card.


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