|Hall of Famer Goose Goslin patrols right field in Sportsman's Park during the '34 World Series. All figures by Reviresco.|
Yes, I'm sure I've mentioned it before, I love baseball. I'm a fan of the Seattle Mariners, one of perhaps twelve in the entire area. I also love baseball games. Computer games, board games--baseball is really important to me. Baseball has a rich history and tradition that other sports simply lack.
|Pepper Martin bats and Mickey Cochrane catches in the World Series. Cardinals won 4-3.|
|I made the scoreboard out of wire and sheet styrene. I did my best to recreate the advertising on the scoreboard and outfield walls.|
In any case, one of my baseball loving friends suggested a Sherco tournament for the rest of my baseball buddies. We've agreed on a round robin six team tournament for July 16th. It interrupts my current summer painting projects because it gives me an excuse to make game boards for the Kingdome, Tiger Stadium, and Candlestick park as well as painting up some representational miniatures for the games. I've decided to paint the 2001 Mariners, and the 1975 Red Sox, two of my favorite teams. The Baseball Hall of Fame has a wonderful website that provides pics of all baseball uniforms from 1900 to the present called Dressed to the Nines. Think of it as baseball's online Osprey guide.
|These two photos show my fantasy league team, the South Hill Flounders. Uniforms modeled loosely on the Florida Marlins' teal jerseys.|