Baseball Alphabet

26 paintings, each one representing a letter of the alphabet.

Acrylic on wood block. 5 3/4" x 4 3/8" x 3/4"

Kurt says, "I started this series thinking that I would focus on the jerks and juicers, but as I was painting Alex Rodriguez I quickly realized that there are far too many interesting characters in baseball to limit myself in any way. These are actual players whose first or last names correspond with the alphabet. They wear invented uniforms with the designated letter on their hats and sometimes their jerseys. I'm sure you know of a better "A", or think Nolan Ryan should have been "R" and not "N", but that's not the point. These are paintings more than ballplayers, but by being ballplayers they free up a whole world of color, uniforms, Americana, history, shape, nostalgia, memory, and best of all - paint."

A – Alex Rodriguez

B – Bake McBride

C – Roger Clemens

D – Johnny Dickshot

E – Dennis Eckersley

F – Bob Feller

G – Charlie Grimm

H – Hank Aaron

I - Monte Irvin

J - Reggie Jackson

K – Sandy Koufax

L – Bob Lemon

M – Willie Mays

N – Nolan Ryan

O – Mel Ott

P – Satchel Paige

Q – Jack Quinn

R – Jackie Robinson

S – Tom Seaver

T – Ty Cobb

U – Bob Ueker

V – Dazzy Vance

W – Ted Williams

X – Exiled Pete ( Pete Rose )

Y – Cy Young

Z – Don Zimmer


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