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Good Sports Art Brooklyn Dodgers Amazing Ebbets Catch LithographItem no: 973298 Price: $159.99
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It's September 30, 1956, the final game of the season. The Dodgers lead the second-place Braves by just one game and need a victory here or a Milwaukee loss in St. Louis to clinch the National League pennant. As it turns out, the Braves will defeat the Cardinals 4-2, so Carl Furillo's spectacular seventh-inning catch of a drive off the bat of Pirate Dick Groat proves quite important.
Product FeaturesEven though the Dodgers led 7-2 at the time, Brooklyn had to fend off a Pittsburgh rally before eventually winning 8-6. Furillo's defensive heroics were nothing new to Dodger fans. From the late '40s through 1957, he expertly patrolled what was acknowledged to be the most difficult outfield position in baseball.
The menacing right field wall was 38 feet tall, 19 feet of concrete topped by 19 feet of screen. To make matters worse, the bottom half of the concrete portion angled in toward the warning track. In addition, the sizable right field scoreboard jutted out five feet from the wall at a 45 degree angle. Furillo and Brooklyn center fielder Duke Snider were experts at protecting Brooklyn clothier Abe Stark, whose sign under the scoreboard promised: "Hit Sign Win Suit."
- Artist's name: Bill Purdom
- Dimensions: 21 5/8 in x 29 5/8 in
- Release date: 1994
- Edition size: 600
- Hand numbered and signed by the artist
- From an original painting
- This lithograph is shipped in a heavy-duty cardboard tube for protection