Everybody knows that pitching, ultimately, beats hitting in baseball. It was that way last night when the Cardinals pitchers beat the Mets hitters to win the National League pennant. It was true a hundred years ago when this big, burley hurler delivered a high hard one to his batting opponent. Think about a ball from this guy coming at you at 90 miles per hour. No wonder Ted Williams said hitting a baseball was the hardest thing to do in any sport.
11 x 14, Watercolor and pen and ink on Bristol board
About the painting
This piece is the third 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 last one 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.)