Sunday, October 18, 2015

Figurative Sculpture: Woman at Bat - Cooperstown, NY

Woman at Bat
Cooperstown, NY

N 42° 41.974 W 074° 55.398

Short Description: 

Woman at Bat is part of a group of four sculptures located on the south lawn of the National Baseball Hall of Fame at 25 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY.

Long Description:

A life size bronze sculpture of a woman swinging a baseball bat, right handed. Her baseball uniform includes a vintage thigh length dress, cleated shoes, over-the-calf stockings and a baseball cap. She is depicted in after she has stepped into the pitch, in mid-swing. She is standing on a rectangular bronze plinth representing the batter's box. To her right is a five-sided plaque shaped like home plate. The surrounding area is covered with paving stones.

The sculpture was created by Stanley Bleifeld and installed on the grounds of the National Baseball Hall of Fame on May 25, 2006. It honors the members of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, 1942 - 1954.

A plaque at ground level in the shape of home plate is inscribed:


Cast Bronze 
Stanley Bleifeld 

In honor of the members of the 
All-American Girls Professional 
Baseball League 
1942 - 1954. 

Made possible through a generous donation by 
Don and Chris Sunders 
Houston, Texas 
May 14, 2006 

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