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    Carl Mays Original Oil Painting Series (Ray Chapman Incident).
    Ray Chapman was struck by a pitch by Carl Mays on August 16, 1920, in a game against the New York Yankees at the Polo Grounds . Mays threw with a submarine delivery, and it was the top of the fifth inning, in the late afternoon. Eyewitnesses recounted that Chapman never moved out of the way of the pitch, presumably unable to see the ball. The sound of the ball smashing into Chapman's skull was so loud that Mays thought it had hit the end of Chapman's bat, so he fielded the ball and threw to first base. Artist Grant Smith has painted 7 separate 8"x 10" canvas panels showing Mays in his windup, the final canvas showing the empty batter's box.


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