The baseball images of artist Mark Ulriksen

April, 11, 2013
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A baseball-loving Bay Area native, artist Mark Ulriksen has composed numerous pieces based on our national pastime -- many for the cover of The New Yorker.

Let's look a little deeper at his collection, which features plenty of New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants. But that's hardly it:

All All-Stars

Note: Each pitcher is in the Hall of Fame and represents one decade in the 20th century.
Credit: Fan magazine



Gehrig Retires

Note: From a series about stadiums that were having their last season.
Lou Gehrig's record of playing in 2,130 consecutive games ended in Detroit on this date.
Credit: The New Yorker




Yogi and The Boss

Note: For a profile of George Steinbrenner and his relationships, here with Yogi Berra.
Credit: The New Yorker




The Astrodome

Note: From a series about stadiums that were having their last season.
Credit: The New Yorker




Babe in Negro Leagues

Note: A personal piece.



Randy Johnson

Note: About the 2001 World Series, Arizona Diamondbacks versus Yankees.
Credit: The New Yorker




Home Run King

Note: One of four posters for the San Francisco Chronicle, documenting Barry Bonds' home run records. Here he has become the all-time home run leader (and a pariah to some, hence his back is to us; he's facing his home town fans, the only folks who supported him).
Credit: San Francisco Chronicle




Bonds & Mays

Note: Another of the four posters for the Chronicle, when Barry Bonds surpassed Willie Mays on the all-time home run list.
Credit: San Francisco Chronicle




Bonds Walks

Credit: The New Yorker



Scott Boras and A-Rod

Note: For a story about the relationship of super, uh, agent Scott Boras and one of his more famous clients, Alex Rodriguez.
Credit: The New Yorker




1946 World Series

Note: A poster about the Red Sox World Series history. In this case,
a 1946 loss in Game 7 to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Credit: The Boston Globe




The Boss with Strawberry and Doc

Note: For a profile of Steinbrenner and his relationships,
here with troubled stars Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden.
Credit: The New Yorker




Steinbrenner at the Stadium

Note: For a profile of Steinbrenner.
Credit: Fortune magazine




All One Needs

Note: ... dogs and baseball, an invitation image for a gallery
show in S.F. (that's Ulriksen and his dog at the time, Ted).
Credit: Mark Ulriksen




Early Arrivals

Credit: Private commission



Soaked

Note: A cover that ran inside instead, about the sad state of affairs with the Mets.
Credit: The New Yorker




Your 2010 World Champion San Francisco Giants

Credit: Mark Ulriksen



Cursed

Note: Composed when the Giants had gone 50-plus years without a World Series title.
Credit: San Francisco magazine




Jackie Robinson

Note: Used in a poster for Arena Stage, to help establish the era
of a play set in Brooklyn in the 1950s. It was only a small image
in a calendar on a wall in the background of the poster.
Credit: Arena Stage




Jackie Robinson in Dodger Stadium

Credit: Los Angeles Magazine



Joe Torre

Credit: The New Yorker



Killer

Note: For a fiction article about a player whose foul balls keep killing
fans, and more folks keep attending games to see who he might kill next.
Credit: Harper's




Lost and Found

Credit: The New Yorker



Lotta Balls

Note: For a book review of a kid who tells
his secrets on how to collect baseballs.
Credit: National Business




Mays Batting

Note: From a book published by Arion Press, "A Day in
the Bleachers," about the first game of the 1954 World Series.
Credit: Arion Press




Mays Warms Up

Note: From "A Day in the Bleachers."
Credit: Arion Press




Mickey Mantle

Note: Personal piece, done after Mantle died.



The Moment of Truth

Note: For a story about split seconds counting.
Credit: Tourneau watches magalog




Sermon on the Mound

Note: For a story about the troubled season of pitcher David Cone.
Credit: The New Yorker




Yankee Stadium Memories

Note: Composed as the old Yankee Stadium was being replaced, portraying the seminal moments in Yankees history that occurred at each position on the field.
Credit: The New Yorker




Gone!

Note: On the new stadium in San Francisco, originally named Pacific Bell Park.
Credit: The New Yorker



Paul O'Neill

Note: During the 2001 World Series, Diamondbacks versus Yankees.
Credit: The New Yorker




The Polo Grounds

Note: From "A Day in the Bleachers."
Credit: Arion Press




The Catch

Note: From "A Day in the Bleachers."
Credit: Arion Press






Tiger Stadium

Note: From a series about stadiums that were having their last season.
Credit: The New Yorker

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Senior Writer, ESPN.com

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