The image above entitled "Mighty Casey: The Vincible Hero of Mudville" is Kadir Nelson's re-imagining of the classic scene from the famed baseball poem entitled "Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888". In this scene Casey, a baseball legend in his city, is so confident that he will win the game for his team with a home run that he takes the first two strikes from the pitcher on purpose without even swinging. Then on his last at bat he strikes out and his team loses the game.
This original work of art by Kadir Nelson is on display at The National Pastime Museum. The National Pastime Museum is online museum with a stated goal of educating the public about the history and baseball and those who influenced the game. It accomplishes this by displaying its private collection of baseball artifacts, artworks, literature, photographs, memorabilia, and articles on its website for all to view and learn from.
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