Peanut Shells (and The Father of Modern Baseball) ~ #013 – 30 Days of Haiga September 2013
the crack of peanut shells
the sound of a home run
- 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
- Digital Drawing and Painting
- Nikon D80 Digital Camera
- Adobe Photoshop Elements 6
Haiga ~ Image with Haiku as One Work
The prompt for today is: Peanut(s) and/or Thinking (Sept. 13)
This is the grave site of Alexander Joy Cartwright, Jr. The photo was taken in late January of 2012. According to the near by plague he is “The Father of Modern Baseball”. Each year around the time of spring practice, any number of players from around the world at all levels of baseball make a journey to this grave site. They leave baseballs, baseball hats and other items on and around the stone. The nearby plaque reads:
Alexander Joy Cartwright, Jr.
“The Father of Modern Baseball”
Enshrined into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 1938, his plague reads:
FATHER OF MODERN BASEBALL. SET BASES 90 FEET APART. ESTABLISHED 9 INNINGS AS A GAME AND 9 PLAYERS AS A TEAM. ORGANIZED THE KNICKERBOCKER BASEBALL CLUB OF N.Y. IN 1845. CARRIED BASEBALL TO PACIFIC AND HAWAII IN PIONEER DAYS.
Mr. Cartwright settled in the Hawaiian Islands in 1849. He became a financial and political advisor to members of the Hawaiian Monarchy, and was Honolulu’s second fire chief. He is also remembered for his many other civic contributions. In 1997, he was among the first group to be induced into the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame.
Hawaii’s ever-growing sporting community remembers the “Father of Baseball” for his introduction to our islands of a game that embraces team competition and which bonds culturally diverse peoples together through a universal love of sport.
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The next three Direction/Inspiration/Prompts for 30 Days of Haiga September 2013:
- 14. Stars and Stripes and/or Music (Sept. 14)
- 15. Hat(s) (Sept. 15)
- 16. Rocks and/or Collections (Sept. 16)
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