Milwaukee Brewers 1987 Team Streak Glove Painting

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30th Anniversary '87 Team Celebrated on Art at Brewers Fantasy Camp 2017

The latest Brewers Fantasy Camp featured art I created which focused on the legendary 1987 Milwaukee Brewers, who began their season with a 13-game winning streak.

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"Team Streak", as they became known, is probably one of my most ambitious glove art paintings so far.

Incorporated in the design are five players key to the excitement of the 1987 Brewers:

Paul Molitor had a 39-game hit streak that season and is depicted coming out of the batters box after his hit in the last game of his streak.

Juan Nieves is depicted throwing the Brewers first no-hitter, a game caught by Bill Schroeder.

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Teddy Higuera threw 32 consecutive scoreless innings in 1987.

Dale Sveum had the game winning home run on Easter Sunday, keeping the Brewers winning streak alive.

And Rob Deer led the way on the Sports Illustrated cover story about the hot Milwaukee team. The image of him on the cover of SI was the basis for my portrait of him.

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Being a painting about a team, it seemed natural that the whole team should be represented. All player names from the '87 Brewers roster plus manager Tom Trebelhorn are included in the design.

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The catcher's mitt is a pro model 1980s Rawlings, matching the era of the team depicted. While not the exact style used by Bill Schroeder the night he caught the Nieves no-hitter, the mitt did make for an ideal canvas for this painting

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This glove art was part of the fundraising efforts of Brewers Fantasy Camp. The raffle for the "Team Streak" art raised money for Stars and Stripes Honor Flight of Wisconsin.

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The winner of the framed painted glove was Fantasy Camper Scott F., who says he already knows exactly where it's going to hang in his home.

Framed "Team Streak" Baseball Glove Art with artist Sean Kane and winner of the painting.

Framed "Team Streak" Baseball Glove Art with artist Sean Kane and winner of the painting.

While not raised as a native Brewers fan, it's hard not to root for such a great group of guys and the opportunity to share my work with them in the desert the past few winters.

Maryvale Stadium, Phoenix, getting ready for Brewers Fantasy Camp game.

Maryvale Stadium, Phoenix, getting ready for Brewers Fantasy Camp game.

Cecil Cooper at clubhouse meeting

Cecil Cooper at clubhouse meeting

Previous paintings for the Brewers Fantasy Camp included '82 Brew Crew and Cecil Cooper glove art

 

 

 

 

Bill Schroeder addressing Q&A Night

Bill Schroeder addressing Q&A Night

Big thanks to Brewers TV analyst and fantasy camp organizer Bill Schroeder, ace photographer Rick Ramirez and the Brewers camp staff and former players for welcoming me back to Phoenix for the third year in a row.

Sean Kane's baseball glove art has been commissioned by the Philadelphia Phillies, is in the collection of The National Pastime Museum and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and private collections across the country.  Sean was recognized as “Artist of the Month” by the National Art Museum of Sport.

Glove Art Features Don Larsen's Perfect Game in '56 World Series

60th Anniversary of Larsen's Gem Commemorated with Baseball Glove Painting

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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.

This Glove art is sold.

It's among nearly two-dozen painted gloves created over the years that have been collected into this portfolio book, "Sean Kane Baseball Art", Available HERE.

 

Sean Kane Baseball Art: Paintings of Ballpark Heroes on Classic Baseball Gloves

Sean Kane Baseball Art: Paintings of Ballpark Heroes on Classic Baseball Gloves

Interested in a baseball glove painting? I can create custom glove art.  Just Let Me Know.

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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.

Baseball Glove Art Presented to Catcher Carlos Ruiz

Ex-Phillies Catcher Honored by Team for 1000th Game Milestone

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Carlos Ruiz or "Chooch", as he is known, was presented this one-of-a-kind painted glove artwork by the Philadelphia Phillies in a private ceremony earlier this month.

The artwork includes a portrait and hand-lettered career highlights.

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The team wanted the artwork to reflect Ruiz's dedication to the game, including being part of the 2008 World Championship and 2009 NL Championship teams.

Ruiz was recently traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers after an 11-year career with the Phillies.

Ruiz has the distinction of being on the receiving end of four no-hitters, including a Perfect Game in 2010.

A big thanks to the Phillies' front office for commissioning this special gift. (and one for Ryan Howard, too.)

Sean Kane's painted baseball glove art is in the permanent collection of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, The National Pastime Museum and in private collections across the U.S.

His glove paintings have been featured on ESPN.com, NBC Sports.com, and MLB Network Radio and his work has been recognized by the National Art Museum of Sport.

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 glove.

Baseball Glove Art featuring Dizzy Dean

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Painting of Hall of Fame Pitcher Dizzy Dean on Vintage Glove

Sean Kane's painting of Dizzy Dean, a member of the 1934 St. Louis Cardinals World Championship team:

  • Original acrylic painting on classic leather baseball glove by Sean Kane

  • 1930's Spalding Glove is approximately 11"w x 10.5"h

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

This Painting is Not Available

For questions about purchasing a painted glove, custom orders, etc., I'd be happy to talk with you. Please phone 519-836-5647 or email sean@seankane.com

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Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean was part of the Cardinals "Gashouse Gang" in 1934.

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Dean won 30 games in 1934 en route to the World Series Championship. He was the National League MVP that year, also scooping up an All-Star nomination while leading the league in strikeouts.

Dizzy Dean played for the Cardinals before being traded to the Chicago Cubs for the 1938 season. He appeared briefly for the St. Louis Browns in 1947.

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Back of Dizzy Dean artwork Spalding glove

Back of Dizzy Dean artwork Spalding glove

Dizzy was a headliner with Satchel Paige for barnstorming tours of games played around the country during the Great Depression.

Dean was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953 and was a broadcaster for several teams after his playing days.

 

 

 

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Sean Kane's baseball glove art has been featured on NBC Sports.com, ESPN.com, MLB Network Radio, and is in the collection of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and private collections across the country.  Sean was recognized as “Artist of the Month” by the National Art Museum of Sport.

Inquires about paintings and commissioning glove artworks are welcome. Please contact sean@seankane.com or telephone 519-836-5647.

Kansas City Baseball Icon Buck O'Neil

O'Neil Featured on Custom Baseball Glove Painting

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Vintage 1940s firstbase mitt becomes canvas for painting highlighting career of Buck O'Neil.

Buck O'Neil was a Negro Leagues first baseman and manager of the Kansas City Monarchs from 1938 to 1956. He was the first black coach in Major League Baseball, joining the Chicago Cubs in 1962. Later he was a scout for the Kansas City Royals.

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This painting of an elder Buck O'Neil was created for the offices of KC architecture firm Pendulum Studio, specializing in baseball stadium design.

(FYI, video has no sound.)

Buck O'Neil was a founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City and became known for retelling stories from that era in Ken Burns' documentary, "Baseball."

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O'Neil was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Baseball Hall of Fame has recognized his impact on the game with a Lifetime Achievement Award named in his honor.

The baseball glove painting of Buck O'Neil is custom-framed in a diamond shape, a reference to the logo of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. This is a deep shadow box-style, wood frame with gold highlights on a cloth mat.

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Of all the quotes I've painted on gloves, Buck's may be my favorite; "You Got to Give People Love."

For a special item displaying your affection for a local sports legend -- For a public office space or civic museum, corporate gifts or something for yourself -- I specialize in creating keepsakes that will spark memories of the game and engage viewers. Contact me to discuss the possibilities.

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.

Interested in adding a glove painting to your collection or giving as a gift? I can create custom baseball glove artwork.  Just Let Me Know.

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 >