When it comes time to begin the drawing process, I try to make sure I have all the elements in front of me that I will need to make the illustration as accurate as possible. Like I showed you in the previous installment, I begin with any actual facial images of the player that […]
Once I’ve dug up a good amount of research with which to write my story, I begin a parallel search for good visuals to use for my illustration. If I regularly worked on players like Babe Ruth and Stan Musial, this step would be a breeze, but I tend to gravitate towards the more […]
Armed with the knowledge that I was dealing with a guy playing under two different names, one of which being his given Jewish name, I went back to my library. Fortunately, there has been much written about the history of Jews and baseball. I went for my three go-to volumes: The Big Book of […]
QUESTION: Who is the only guy to play for the Braves in all 3 cities they called home: Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta?
ANSWER: Eddie Mathews. But did you know he traveled the same route in reverse on his way to majors? […]
He killed a man with one pitch, was accused of trying to throw a World Series game and was one of the most despised ballplayers of the 1920s. He also posted five seasons of 20 or more wins and has the best record of any pitcher with a plaque hanging in Cooperstown, and better than many who do. Of all the men to play in the big leagues, there was no one quite like Carl Mays… […]
He out of the housing projects of New Britain, Connecticut, average height with below average eyesight and a left arm that threw comets… some say he was the fastest ever, but whether he was or not, Steve Dalkowski left a trail of legendary tales that befits a Hall of Famer. […]