“Big Apple Baseball” is an exhibition that celebrates New York’s incredibly rich baseball history. The Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants, New York Yankees and the New York Mets are all represented by Pen & Ink drawings and limited edition prints. The exhibition features drawings of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson, Bobby Thomson and Tom Seaver as well as Willie, Mickey and the Duke. An additional attraction of the show is that most of the artwork is autographed by the ballplayers featured.

Working on these drawings made me feel like a kid again. I was able to relive the neighborhood arguments about who was a better shortstop, the Brooklyn's PeeWee or New York's Scooter, or who was the better announcer, the Dodgers Red Barber or that hateful homer, the Yankees Mel Allen. And best of all was the thrill of meeting the ballplayers when they autographed my drawings. Yeah! I shook hands with PeeWee, Duke and Oisk and truth be known, The Scooter and Mick were pretty nice too.

Illustrations by Murray Tinkelman