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Tough Call (Three Umpires, Bottom of the Sixth) Signed Print

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Norman Rockwell's Tough Call (Three Umpires, Bottom of the Sixth) originally created for the April 23, 1949 Saturday Evening Post cover. Full color offset print measuring 19" by 25" inches, hand signed in permanent ink by Norman Rockwell.

One of Norman Rockwell's truly iconic images, this familiar illustration featured three umpires-Larry Goetz, Beans Reardon, and Lou Jorda-assessing the weather during a Dodgers versus Pirates game. The scoreboard shows the score to be 1-0 Pittsburgh, bottom of the sixth-so if the game is called because of rain, Pittsburgh will officially win. Confused viewers have then wondered why the Pittsburgh manager seems so upset. In order to make Rockwell's intended scenario clear to readers, the Post wrote, "In the picture, Clyde Sukeforth, a Brooklyn coach, could well be saying, 'You may be all wet, but it ain't raining a drop!' The huddled Pittsburgher-Bill Meyer, Pirate manager-is doubtless retorting, 'For the love of Abner Doubleday, how can we play ball in this cloudburst?'"

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