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A gorgeous collectible volume first printed as a signed limited edition, LeRoy Neiman's Casey at the Bat is illustrated with nearly 100 pages of lush, meticulously detailed ...
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A gorgeous collectible volume first printed as a signed limited edition, LeRoy Neiman's Casey at the Bat is illustrated with nearly 100 pages of lush, meticulously detailed charcoal drawings that are a rare departure from the vibrantly colored paintings that made him famous. Yankees manage Joe Torre, who some say is the greatest baseball manager of all time, has written an original introduction especially for this edition. Ernest Thayer's quintessential story, beloved throughout the ages, comes to life like never before alongside Neiman's incomparable artistry in an affordable, accessible volume that's sure to be treasured by all generations.
About the Authors:
LeRoy Neiman is best known for his brilliantly colored, stunningly energetic images of sporting events and leisure activities. A member of the New York City Advisory Commission for Cultural Affairs since 1995, Neiman has received four honorary degrees and, among other honors, an Award of Merit from the American Athletic Union (1976), a Gold Plate Award from the American Academy of Achievement (1977), and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (1986). He lives in New York City.
Ernest Thayer (1862-1940) wrote newspaper humor pieces under the pseudonym "Phin." Casey at the Bat first appeared in 1888.
The popular narrative poem about a celebrated baseball player who strikes out at the crucial moment of a game, with additional text placing it in the context of Little League.
Posted August 10, 2003
This is the first book my 2-year old son could name by title. He asks for it multiple times daily. I've noticed the publishers' recommended ages, and no, my boy doesn't get exactly why this is such a great story, but he loves the wonderful illustrations, the expressions on the fans' faces, Casey's 'defiance,' the umpire's 'Strike two!', etc. It's a book we'll love together for years.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.