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    2008 Babe Ruth Original Oil Painting by Grant Smith. With the diamond as his sizable stage, Babe Ruth lured admirers by the millions. Holding a virtual monopoly on the home run, Ruth had it all: adoring fans, endorsement power and perennial team and personal laurels. In this painting entitled "Three Strikes You're Out" by artist Grant Smith we see "The Sultan of Swat" in profile with billboard advertisements in the background displaying a bottle of liquor and a woman. These serve as examples of the temptations many confront. "I swing as hard as I can, and I try to swing right through the ball... The harder you grip the bat, the more you can swing it through the ball, and the farther the ball will go. I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can." The original oil painting measures 20x24" and is painted with rich layered impasto gestural strokes.


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