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Yankees at Mets 1998 by Thomas Kolendra
Thomas Kolendra
An overflowing crowd at Shea Stadium on an 80 degree summer evening - June 26, 1998 . . . the Yankees™ in first place, the Mets™ in second, interleague play in its second season - these games count, folks - is this a preview of New York's first subway series in 42 years? Does baseball get any better than this? Mike Piazza had joined the Mets a month before; the Yanks were on a record-breaking victory pace, and "Baseball Fever" was alive and well. "LET'S go YANK-ees" - "LET'S GO METS!" "LET'S go YANK-ees" - "LET'S GO METS!" Al Leiter uncorks the game's first pitch to Chuck Knoblauch and we're underway. The Yankees would win this one, 8-4 on a big home run by Paul O'Neill to up their record to 54-19. The Mets still hung just 6 1/2 behind Atlanta. Alas, there would be no subway series in '98, but this was one of those special nights of a very special year for New York City baseball.

Lithograph print measures 15" x 36"
Limited edition of #600
Signed and numbered by the artist
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Larsen's Perfect Pitch by Andy Jurinko
Larsen's Perfect Pitch
In 1954, as a starter for the Baltimore Orioles, Don Larsen managed to compile a 3-21 record. Who then could have imagined the perfect fall afternoon in the righthander’s future? It’s October 8, 1956 at Yankee Stadium in New York, Game 5 of the World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers, and Larsen is about to wrap up the only perfect game in post-season history. Three days earlier, Larsen had been horrible in his Game 2 start. He lasted only an inning and two-thirds, walking four and allowing four unearned runs in a game Brooklyn would win 13-8. But with the series tied 2-2 and the Yankees needing a victory before the teams returned to Brooklyn, Larsen excelled. He struck out seven and benefited from a great fifth-inning catch by centerfielder Mickey Mantle as the Yankees won 2-0. They would lose the following afternoon, before nailing down the world championship with a 9-0 victory in Game 7.

Lithograph print measures 26" x 25"
Limited edition of #600
Signed and numbered by the artist
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Mantle's Perfect Catch by Andy Jurinko
Mantle's Perfect Catch
An inning earlier, in the bottom of the fourth, Mickey Mantle’s home run off Sal Maglie had given the Bronx Bombers the only run they would need to defeat their crosstown rivals in Game 5 of the 1956 Fall Classic. Now, in the top of the fifth, Mantle’s spectacular running catch in deep left-center field at The Stadium will give Don Larsen the boost he’ll need to record the only post-season perfect game in history. It’s October 8, 1956, in the South Bronx, and Mantle is about to run down and backhand Gil Hodges’ one-out, 400-foot drive in Death Valley. The Pinstripers’ 2-0 victory enables them to sweep the three series games at The Stadium. They’ll lose Game 6 in Brooklyn before notching a 9-0 rout in Game 7 to win the World Championship. For Mantle, 24, the catch caps a terrific season in which he hit .353, connected for 52 home runs and drove in 130 runs to win the Triple Crown and his league’s MVP award.

Lithograph print measures 31" x 20"
Limited edition of #600
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Nine/Thirty/Twenty-Seven by William Feldman
Nine/Thirty/Twenty-Seven
For most of the '27 season, the spotlight focused on Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth as they matched home run for home run. In fact, the Yankee teammates each had 44 round-trippers through September 5. Until then, little attention had been paid to Ruth’s single-season record of 59 home runs in 1921. That all changed, however, as September moved along. Gehrig tailed off; Ruth went on a tear. Indeed. Through the 28th of the September, Ruth had walloped 14 homers in the month for a total of 57 on the season. Now, with three games remaining against the Washington Senators at Yankee Stadium, Ruth had a chance to break his record. And he did, first belting two homers on September 29, and then the record-breaker the following day. It’s the bottom of the 8th inning here, 9/30/27, Mark Koenig on third, the game tied 2-2. The count is 1-1 as Ruth turns on a fastball from southpaw Tom Zachary and drives it deep into the right field seats. Sixty home runs! It is a single-season record that will stand until 1961 and Roger Maris.

Lithograph print measures 20" x 31"
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Outside Yankee Stadium by William Feldman
Outside Jacobs Field
It’s a crisp and breezy April day, 1996, in the South Bronx. With an early-season matinee on tap, the fans lining up for tickets at Yankee Stadium couldn’t have known for certain that this season would end with a World Championship for their beloved Bombers. The Big Ballpark looks great. First opened in 1923 and later renovated in time for the 1976 season, The House That Ruth Built still stands tall amid the landscape of sleek new ballparks that dot the big league scene. The smokestack to the right has been dressed up to resemble a super-size model of Ruth’s Louisville Slugger. How appropriate. From 1913-1922 the Yankees shared Manhattan’s Polo Grounds with the National League’s Giants. It was a comfortable relationship until Ruth began to emerge as a slugging superstar. In 1920, the Yankees set a major league attendance record by drawing nearly 1.3 million fans to the Polo Grounds — 350,000 more than their landlord. This annoyed Giants’ manager John McGraw and owner Charles Stoneham, and the Yankees were told they’d have to find their own ballpark. A suitable site was located directly across the Harlem River, and the 10-acre parcel was purchased from William Waldorf Astor for $600,000. The rest, as they say, is history.

Lithograph print measures 18" x 33"
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