Screwball Baseball Pitch Sports Art Painting For Sale
The baseball screwball pitch grip painting is 50” x 67” acrylic on unstretched canvas. This means no stretcher bars or frame. The painting is meant to be hung like a banner or tapestry but can be easily be stretched and framed for a more formal look. Please notice in the photo that the edges of the canvas are uneven and sometimes frayed with staple marks in the canvas. This is intentional to give the painting a casual, used and worn look.
How to Grip the Baseball
To throw a Screwball grab a strong grip on the ball at the seams. Wind up as you would normally do and just before you release the baseball, turn your wrist inward and let your pointer finger drag down the side of the ball to start the spin.
Hector Santiago throws the screwball as one of his pitches. This is how he describes the pitch. He makes a circle with his thumb and forefinger, spreads his other fingers around the baseball with about a half an inch between each one. Santiago says that the secret is to exert no pressure with the pinkie or ring finger. You move your arm forward push hard with his middle finger on the inside of the baseball until much of your hand is beneath it, creating a clockwise spin. That doesn’t sound easy to me,which is why most pitchers do not throw the pitch. If you want more information here is a link to help you.
Commissions / Pricing
Are you interested in purchasing this painting or commissioning a sports painting by sports artist John Robertson? I do not use an e-commerce purchasing method. I prefer to deal directly with the client through email. This adds a personal touch to the purchase of the painting and allows for a dialogue about the work between the client and the artist. Any questions? You may take some time with your thoughts and email me using the email address JohnRobertsonSportsPaintings@gmail.com. Individual large-scale pieces may start as low as twelve hundred dollars and increase to as much as fifteen thousand dollars. The prices for a large-scale piece varies by size, subject matter, number of figures in the painting, etc. Please do not be intimidated by the range of pricing as I am flexible.