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BEN SAKOGUCHI
ORANGE CRATE LABEL SERIES:
THE UNAUTHORIZED HISTORY OF
BASEBALL IN 100-ODD PAINTINGS

When he returned to his Orange Crate Label Series in 1994, Ben Sakoguchi included a few baseball-themed paintings, and would add several more in later years, forming a core of about 20 works.

In 2004, Sakoguchi began a dedicated look at how, the game of baseball, which has long been referred to as America's National Pastime, has reflected the quirks of American culture.   He finished 120 new baseball canvases for the February 2006 "Winter Ball" exhibition at Los Angeles City College, and continued to work on the series.

(for "Winter Ball"
archive, click HERE)


In summer 2006, Los Angeles sportswriter David Davis' article about Sakoguchi's The Unauthorized History of Baseball appeared on pages 48-51 of the July 31st issue of Sports Illustrated magazine.   In October, several of Sakoguchi's baseball images were included in Sports Illustrated: The Baseball Book, on pages 212-13.

(for Sports Illustrated
archive, click HERE)


With the completion of 85 more canvases in 2008,The Unauthorized History of Baseball in 100-odd Paintings, now numbers 225.   (Just above the Mendoza Line.)


(click on images to make selection)



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All Paintings
1994 - 2008




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New in 2008





bb-sakoguchi-088-yogi-berra-catcher-yankees-baseball

1994 - 2005 Paintings





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