Tuesday, May 01, 2018

1955 Dodgers World Series Painted Sosnak Baseball

This might be my favorite painted Baseball of all time.

Over the years I've come across and shared on this blog numerous folk art Baseballs painted by former minor league umpire George Sosnak. There was Branch Rickey and the incomplete Jackie Robinson ball from a few years back (see that here), and I especially loved the Chuck Connors ball with both a Baseball and cowboy theme (see that here). This ball featured here, though, is a clear favorite. After all, this ball celebrates the Dodgers very first World Series Championship.

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This feels like one of those moments in time when nothing is going right. Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“We’re going to be 100 percent fine,” Bellinger said. “We’ve got an unreal group of guys in here … We’ve just got to play with a chip on our shoulder right now and play as hard as we can until we get our guys back.”
As with all downturns, this too will pass.

Photo at the very top via Joe Cortez/MLB.om/LA Dodgers at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to check out: