A clutch hitter and a clutch fielder, click on image for Bobby Doerr's Stats on the Baseball Almanac.
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Bob Coyne, baseball cartoonist
I was a newspaper clipping junkie before computers wishing now I could thumb through the baseball cartoons of Bob Coyne, who drew pen and ink drawings, many of which are in the Hall of Fame. Now a lost art form prominent before television, he usually drew a big block of small cartoons in the Boston Post. Also I believe in the Herald American, they traced the events in the previous day's game in a large box of smaller drawings in the sports section. I can see now in my mind's eye a drawing of Bobby Doerr flipping the ball over his shoulder depicting the start of another great double play. Coyne, 78, died in 1975 and I see his cartoons are still sought after in the auction houses.