1951 Cleveland Indians baseball canvas art by Row One™
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The '51 Cleveland Indians finished second in the American League under the guidance of Hall of Fame manager Al Lopez. Read about his incredible career below courtesy of Wikipedia.
- Ready to hang with a wire hanger
- Superior quality canvas art
- Dust cover back
- 1.5 inch wide sides
- Available in three sizes
- Great Chicago Cubs wall decor for any room
- Digitally restored for vibrant color
- Shipped within 7 business days
- Printed in the U.S.A.
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Alfonso Ramón "Al" López (August 20, 1908 – October 30, 2005) was an American professional baseball player and manager. He played in Major League Baseball(MLB) as a catcher for the Brooklyn Robins/Dodgers, Boston Bees, Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians between 1928 and 1947. He was a manager for the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox from 1951 to 1965 and 1968 to 1969. His Spanish-American heritage and "gentlemanly nature" earned him the nickname"El Señor".
As a player, López was a two-time All-Star and established a major league record for career games as a catcher (1,918). As a manager, his .584 career winning percentage ranks fourth in major league history among managers of at least 2000 games, behind Joe McCarthy (.615), Frank Selee (.598) and John McGraw (.586). His Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox teams were the only squads to interrupt the New York Yankees' string of American League pennants from 1949 to 1964, in 1954 and 1959, respectively. Over the course of 18 full seasons as a baseball manager (15 in the major leagues and 3 in the minors), his teams never finished with a losing record. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.
López grew up in the Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa, Florida, the son of Spanish parents who had briefly lived in Cuba before immigrating to Florida. The Tampa Baseball Museum is being constructed in his childhood home.
- Item #: 51-CLE