Catching "Casey at the Bat" for the National Pastime Museum

Vintage Catcher Mitts Capture View of Famous Poem

The one integral player not mentioned in "Casey at the Bat" is the catcher, receiver of the three strikes that got by Mighty Casey.

This visual interpretation of the poem addresses that omission.

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At the time of the poem's publication in the 1880's, gloves were just beginning to be standard equipment on the field.

A player behind the plate may have only had a modified work glove to protect himself.

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A generation later, the 1910's, when catchers wore big mitts and 'Casey' was still popularly performed on stage and radio -- and just after publication of a sequel to the famous poem in which Casey gets his revenge -- is the setting for this triptych.

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The three, century-old gloves used in the artwork help transport us to that era while reminding us of the presence behind the plate catching "Casey at the Bat".

This baseball glove painting is in the collection of The National Pastime Museum, an online museum based on a private collection of baseball artifacts.

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Sean Kane's painted baseball glove art has been exhibited at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City and 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 >

Yogi Berra Baseball Glove Painting

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Keepsake Baseball Glove Painting featuring Yogi Berra 

This classic catcher's glove features a hand-painted portrait of Hall of Famer Yogi Berra.

[ Update: This one-of-a-kind Yogi Berra painted catcher's glove art has been sold.]

The baseball icon is depicted in his younger years with his All-Star, MVP and World Series Champion years carefully hand-lettered.

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Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra played on a record 10 World Series Championship "Bronx Bombers" teams between 1947 and 1962. He was an All-Star each year from 1948 to 1962. And Yogi was AL MVP in 1951, 1954 and 1955.

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Besides catcher, Yogi played outfield and was a manager of the New York Yankees and New York Mets.

Yogi was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.

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The catchers glove is painted with archival-quality acrylic paints and sealed with a protective varnish.

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Fitting for a man known for his famous quotes, this Yogi Berra glove art is sure to be a conversation starter for the baseball fan displaying it in their home or office.

 

 

 

 

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This one-of-a-kind Yogi Berra painted catcher's glove art has been sold.

Questions and inquiries about an entirely new, unique Yogi Berra glove painting are welcomed. Contact via email or by phone at 519-836-5647.