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Framed First Pitch at Rangers Ballpark lithograph
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It was April 11, 1994, when the Texas Rangers finally had a ballpark they could boast of. Simply named The Ballpark in Arlington on that date, its official original Opening Day, it replaced the much maligned former minor league stadium in Arlington, simply known as Arlington Stadium, where the team had played their first 22 seasons after moving to The Metroplex from Washington DC. The new point of pride, and more specifically the first pitch thrown in it, is the subject of this vividly colorful lithograph.

From the vantage point of a real good seat behind home plate, this fine art print shows what cost $191 million and 23 months to build but a mere single look at to love, the now named Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, as it appeared the moment that Kenny Rogers threw the first recorded pitch in the ballpark's history. You can see that the Brewers' Pat Listach has swung at Rogers' initial offering. The outcome of that swing will be a groundout to second baseman Doug Strange. The end result of this artwork is a print that recaptures the realism of the opening of a ballpark that gave a franchise the true home it had long lacked.

Measuring 18" tall x 33" wide, this lithograph, officially titled First Arlington Pitch, is limited in edition to 600 prints. Each is numbered and signed by the artist, Edward Kasper, from whose original painting the fine art print has been exactingly reproduced onto acid-free paper, which is noted for its long-term archival abilities. The lithograph can be ordered with or without a frame. The frame is made of silver aluminum and the print within it is protected by plexiglass.

First Arlington Pitch Lithograph

 Print size: 33" W x 18" H
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Framed First Arlington Pitch Lithograph

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First Arlington Pitch by Edward Kasper
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Artist Bio - Edward Kasper

Edward Kasper loved to paint about baseball, his favorite sport, during his nearly 75 years of life, which he mostly lived in Wilton, Connecticut. A full scholarship graduate of the School of Fine Arts at Yale University, Kasper freelanced for a couple of decades with Sports Illustrated and was frequently commissioned to do illustrations for other major publications. Although he passed away in 1997, Kasper's love of the game will never be forgotten as his paintings are a part of the permanent collection of artwork that has been assembled in Cooperstown at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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