Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Human Vacuum Cleaner

#5 Brooks Robinson - "The Human Vacuum Cleaner" - 9" x 12" acrylic on paper. Brooks was perhaps my favorite player of all-time. I didn't just like Brooks Robinson - I wanted to be Brooks Robinson. The 1970 World Series was the Brooks Robinson show. He made one spectacular play after the other and hit .429 with 2 home runs to help Baltimore beat the Reds 4 games to 1. I had to have a pair of those flip down shades and started wearing eye black, which in those days was a burnt piece of cork. Other number 5's - of course the great Joe DiMaggio, George Brett, and Johnny Bench. Ron Gant wore number 5 for the Bravos as did Bob Horner. #4  - another all-time great

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love the Brooksie artwork!