Fenway Park, 1950 - Fine Art from Andy Jurinko
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The Boston Red Sox of 1950 were a memorable bunch. Bobby Doerr, Johnny Pesky, Dom DiMaggio and Ted Williams, forever immortalized as The Teammates thanks to David Halberstam's book, were the nucleus of the last team to hit over .300 for a season.
This offset lithograph of Fenway Park captures the lyric little bandbox as it appeared on June 8th of 1950, the day of Boston's greatest offensive onslaught. The St. Louis Browns were the victims. The Red Sox's 29-4 victory on a 90-degree Thursday afternoon before 5,105 fans was one of the most lopsided wins by any team in baseball history. That game is preserved forever for up to 600 people, that being the limited edition number of prints that was produced from artist Andy Jurinko's original painting. Each lithograph is numbered and signed by Jurinko in pencil and can be ordered with or without an aluminum frame (shown in above image).
Fenway Park, 1950 by Andy Jurinko - Print & Artist Information
A ballpark like no other hosted a game like no other on June 8, 1950. Although Boston's 29-4 thumping of the old St. Louis Browns on that date provided the inspiration for this painting, it's a vintage Fenway Park that is truly the star. In this print you can see how the old ballpark looked in its younger years. By 1950, the omnipresent Fenway green had firmly engulfed the ballpark, the left field wall painted as such just three years prior. The main grandstand looked very similar as to how it appears today. The biggest difference is that the seats then were rarely filled to capacity, as is evidenced in this print. The CITGO sign was still 15 years from making its debut. Its forerunner, the oval Cities Service sign, can be seen in its place, along with the other ads of the day that were visible beyond the ballpark, including the Buck Printing Co sign.
Andy Jurinko is the man who painted this scene. Andy is one of America's elite sports artists. A lifelong baseball fan, he has lived and painted in New York City since 1976. Each of his prints comes with a certificate of authenticity from his publisher, New England-based Bill Goff Inc.
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