"three Umpires At Ebbets Field", "bottom Of The Sixth", 11 X 14 Canvas Print For Sale
"Three Umpires At Ebbets Field", "Bottom of the Sixth", 11 x 14 Canvas Print
Norman Rockwell Three Umpires
Framed Canvas Wall Picture
Known either as "Three Umpires At Ebbets Field", "Bottom of the sixth", or "Game Called Because of Rain", the Saturday Evening Post cover from April 23, 1949remains one of Rockwell's most beloved pieces, with the original hanging in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. This unframed picture measures11 x 14" and is in very good condition. On bottom left corner: "1974 C.P.C. (Curtis Publishing Company).
In keeping with Rockwell’s quest for accuracy, this painting represents actual teams and people who would be there. The game is between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Pittsburgh Pirates in Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. The umpires are left to right, Larry Goetz, John "Beans" Reardon and Lou Jorda. The Pirates outfielders in the background are Johnny Hopp, Ralph Kiner and Fred “Dixie” Walker. The smiling Brooklyn manager is Clyde Sukeforth and the unsmiling Pittsburgh manager is Billy Meyer.
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