With fielding percentages and Golden Glove awards -- as well as ESPN highlights -- the ability to catch the ball seems like it is finally getting its due after decades of neglect. But good fielding has always been valued by players and fans alike. Players such as Honus Wagner and Ty Cobb established themselves in their fielding positions as well as at the plate. That's what this painting honors.
11 x 14, Watercolor and pen and ink on Bristol board
About the painting
This piece is the second of a series of four rendered with pen and ink and watercolor. (See below.) They all examine baseball players as they looked more than 100 years ago. The others will appear in the next few days. They can be purchased individually or as a set (with a generous discount).
(This is an original piece, not a print.)