Mario Rivera Drawing
Mickey Mantle Drawing
Babe Ruth Drawing
Closer Pitcher Mariano Rivera
Every one knows how I feel about the Yankees, but you can't deny the talent of some of the players over the decades. Mariano Rivera is one of those players, nicknamed the "sand-man" because he puts the other team to sleep when he enters the game. Mariano will be in the Hall of Fame one day, and will probably be considered the best closer that ever played the game.
One of the of the New York Yankees "Sultans of Swat". My parents first date was in 1961. They went to Yankee Stadium to see Roger Maris, and Mickey Mantle in their epic home run battle.
There is no question that Babe was one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Although he never played for the Baltimore Orioles, he was born just a couple blocks from what is now Orioles Park at Camden Yards. His number was retired at Yankee Stadium on June 13,1948 just a couple months before his death. That day was also my fathers tenth birthday, and first birthday in the United States after emigrating from England. The photograph that this drawing was done from was taken by New York News photographer Nat Fein. In 1948 the photograph won a Pulitzer Prize, and has been called by the New York Times, "the most celebrated photograph in sports history."