This is a piece of artwork that I created of my favorite player on and off the field, Roberto Clemente. Clemente was the NL MVP in 1966, 2X World Series Champion and his #21 has been retired by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Clemente died in a plane crash while attempting to delivery much needed supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua on December 31, 1972.

Thank you for viewing my artwork.

-Brent Naughton Sports Artist


A recent illustration remembering an iconic moment. Prints available here.


An ongoing pictorial celebration of the greatest wind ups and deliveries in the history of the game.

Click here to see more of the series and other work…


Awhile back I created jumbotron art of players from the 70′s & 80′s and decided to apply the style to pre-war and Golden Era players as a different way of looking at these baseball legends. This is an ongoing project.

Poet and author Shel Silverstein spent some time at the White Sox spring training in 1962.


Growing up during the 70′s & 80′s, these portraits are mini tributes to the players I more or less considered at the time to be my superheroes.

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A closer version of my illustration showing the old crown scoreboard and the famous “water spectacular” fountain beyond the outfield wall.
Click HERE to see other views and more of my illustrations.

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Here are a few shots from game 2 of the ALDS between the Rays and the Rangers from Arlington, Texas.

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An illustration I created showing what Royals Stadium (now Kauffman Stadium) looked like back in 1985 before all of the renovations.  Click HERE to see other views and more of my illustrations.



see you next year !



something to decorate your scorebooks

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I heard a radio story about Bobby Douglass, 1970′s quarterback for the Chicago Bears, trying out for the White Sox. I went looking for other Sox who played in 2 or more sports. The Bobby Douglass card actually never happened (see URL).

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I’m up past midnight, watching as the Braves/Pirates gave at Turner Field goes into the 19th inning, and there is this little girl sitting all the way out in left field, who has been screaming “LET’S GO PI-RATES” for at least 9 innings now. Give the girl a medal. Her poor brother just wants to go home.

This game is the longest in Braves history at this point.

Ernie Shore & Grover Cleveland Alexander, 1915

A post on Books on Baseball’s Facebook page reminded me that today is the anniversary of Ernie Shore’s big game. On June 23, 1917 Shore was called upon to pitch in relief during the first inning of the first game of a doubleheader. The starting pitcher, a kid named Babe Ruth, had been ejected for arguing balls and strikes after walking the first batter. That’s when things got interesting. Here’s the lede of the game story that ran in the New York Times the following day:

BOSTON, June 23.—A no-hit, no-run, no-man-reached-first base pitching performance by Ernest Shore, Boston twirler; an assault upon Umpire Owens by Babe Ruth, another Boston pitcher, in which the umpire was struck behind the ear, and the defeat of Walter Johnson by Dutch Leonard

Baseball series N° 2., 1912


Baseball series N° 2.

From American specimen book of type styles, American Type Founders Company, jersey City, 1912.

(Source: archive.org)

Comiskey Park, 1957

Sherm Lollar catching unidentified pitcher as Ted Williams waits to bat

(photo by Frank Scherschel, for LIFE)

sportsnetny via ninety feet of perfection


Living in a group house right now I get a lot of similar comments.

via Nathan Bulmer @ Eat More Bikes


“October 5th, 1947. There are not many things better in Baseball than a well executed takeout slide at Second Base. Jackie Robinson shows Phil Rizzuto how it’s done during game 6 of the 1947 World Series”



“Baseball Managers Fred Haney and Branch Rickey at Hollywood Stars baseball game, 1950.” from the UCLA Digital Collections, first published in the LA Times.

Only in Hollywood would such an outfit be deemed acceptable. 


From today’s Modern Art Notes: A story about a 13-year-old, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of baseball cards, and why the Met’s admissions hike to $94 for a family of four is a mistake.

Take me out.

(Photo by THE Joe Moran)


Russian poster for THE BUSHER, 1919. 

snip: “The film stars actor Charles Ray as small-town baseball player Ben Harding, who, after a chance encounter with the championship Minneapolis Pink Sox, proves his talents and is asked to join the ball club as a pitcher. Harding promises his friends and family that he will return, but the success he experiences turns him into a conceited snob who ignores his loved ones when they come to watch him play. The poster depicts Harding at bat and has a eye-catching yellow and green color scheme with bold Russian text. “The Busher” was one of the few early films to be shown in Russia, as the leaders of the Communist Revolution used the film to show citizens how capitalism corrupts the soul.”


(photo by  Kluv32 via ithacamafia)

“Harvard Eddie” Grant, 1911

(gelatin silver print by Paul Thompson)

Eddie, a Harvard grad who practiced law after his retirement from baseball, was among the first to enlist in the Army after the United States entered World War I in 1917. An infantry captain, he was killed by an exploding shell in France, where he is buried.



Another Stinckers series, heavy on stats (and sodium)..


“It looks like Marvin the Martian.”
— David Ross

David was referencing Jordan Schafer’s double flapped S100 concussion-preventative helmet, which he brought with him from Gwinnett, as none of the helmets the Braves had with them in Pittsburgh were small enough for his tiny little head.

Pale Hose patch, ca. late 1960s


Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 2011


Frank Sinatra scores an autograph from Lou Gehrig prior to Game 4 of the 1939 World Series

This photo, which appeared in Jonathan Eig’s Lou Gehrig biography Luckiest Man, is featured in an interesting Hauls of Shame post about a similar Gehrig game-worn jersey that sold at auction this week for $280,000.

(photo Al Stagg / ht/t @Go_GoSox)

Hank Greenberg, 1939

(Photo: Charles Colon/TSN/Icon SMI via SI.com)

Dodger Stadium, 2011

photo by xchachx

From the description card, dating back to 1951:

“Residents of Fowler, 35 miles east of Pueblo of the Western league, gave away copious amounts of of [sic] beans, butter, bananas, braed [sic], and bacon to advertise their community in the Goodman attendance trophy competition. Then, to climax the evening, following the game they turned six young jack rabbits loose in the park, for the Pueblo players to chase. Attached to each bunny was a $5 bill.”

Boy, people sure knew how to have a good time back in 1951. 

(Via UniWatch)


Busch Stadium (St. Louis, Missouri)

From the great tee-shirts in American history file. To be a success in life, all you need are these two steps:

Step 1. Wear this outfit.

Step 2. Earn respect.

(via 90 Feet of Perfection, NTBADOA)


Milwaukee Braves fans showing Birdie Tebbetts what they think of him. Funny that Tebbetts went on to manage them.


As I prepare to take the scorebook to its second game tomorrow between the teams I claim dual-citizenship toward–the Indians and Twins–here’s a glimpse at The Scorebook’s debut high atop the RF Grandstand at Target Field on Opening Day, April 12.


Took this pic last October (clearly, the Pirates weren’t playing) when we drove back from New York to Austin. The park was unbelievably awesome and I can’t wait to finally take down a game there. With a house like this at its heart, Pittsburgh deserves a winning team.

Tom Sheehan, 1925

Pittsburgh Pirates

Library of Congress


This needs to be done at every little league and softball park right away.

In 1992, it was totally kosher for Frank Thomas to keep a bomb in his bat.

Today, he would be labeled a terrorist.

(Baseball card via Baseball Nation)

Fans exiting Yankee Stadium via center field gates, ca. late 1950s/early 60s

photo by Yale Joel, for LIFE


All-American Arena by Saul Steinberg. Life magazine, July 1955.

“There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them works.”

- Charlie Lau

(illustration via The Transplanted Phan)

You can’t beat fun at the old ballpark.

Ted Williams, 1953

Keep your head, Red Sox fan. It’s a long season.

(photo by Ralph Morse)


Jack Dunn (1872-1928)Baltimore Orioles Manager1921Photographer unknownPortrait Vertical FileMaryland Historical Society[PVF]

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Wakefield throwing Hamilton his signature knuckle ball at last night’s romping of the Sox in Arlington. Home runs by Kinsler, Beltre (grand slam), Cruz, Torrealba, Ortiz and Ellsbury. Rangers won 12-5 and went on to sweep the Sox. It’s nice to see competitive baseball in Texas after all these years.

Wally Tauscher

Minneapolis Millers



Hammerin’ Hank. (Daily Braves photo)

Hank, Keeping Sunday Holy.

Paige, 1941

photo by George Strock

Hank Aaron, Spring Training 1957

Bradenton, Florida


BONUS CONTENT: Follow this link to watch 90 seconds of video footage of the Braves and Indians during Spring Training 1957 in Bradenton. (Critical Past)


Napoleon Lajoie, Cleveland Indians, 1908

Louis Van Oeyen, New York Public Library

Bethany’s Note: Napoleon had the best profile in all of baseball.

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