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    George Sosnak Folk Art Baseball, Ross Youngs. Perhaps only Leroy Neiman's name is more recognizable to collectors when it comes to the field of sports art. And while the styles of these two celebrated artists couldn't be more different, their love and appreciation for the subjects of their work is evident. George Sosnak began his career in baseball as an umpire of military games in Germany after the Second World War, later attending umpiring school in Florida, where he called balls and strikes at Detroit Tigers Spring Training games. It was around this time that Sosnak began to develop his distinctive folk art style, characterized by charmingly crude figures and painstakingly rendered text and statistics applied with almost mathematical precision. It has been estimated that the examples of Sosnak's art baseballs number in the low hundreds, and so it is a pleasure to present one here for the enjoyment of our bidding clientele.

    Making his debut in 1917 with the New York Giants, Ross Youngs quickly made an impact at the plate. He hit over .300 each season until 1925, eclipsing .350 twice. The ball has been created to honor Youngs' Hall of Fame career and includes an image of his Cooperstown plaque along with the story of his playing career.


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    Sep-Oct, 2008
    28th-26th Sunday-Sunday
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