Baseball produces a series of set plays that make it exciting for the fan. The slide by a runner trying to beat a throw to a base is just one of those plays, and it always draws the attention of the crowd. The slide was developed early in the history of baseball as a way of avoiding the tag and the out. As this painting depicts it, the slide was just as exciting during an old time baseball game as it is today.
11 x 14, Watercolor and pen and ink on Bristol board
About the painting
This piece is the fourth 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. They can be purchased individually or as a set (with a generous discount).
(This is an original piece, not a print.)