There was a desire to return to normalcy, to the stadium festivities, the friendly get-togethers and the discussions about the games. Moreover, the country was hosting the 64th edition of the Caribbean Series, an international championship that counts on the participation of the winning teams of the professional winter leagues of the countries encompassing the Confederation of Professional Baseball of the Caribbean (CBPC): Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Venezuela as standing members, and Columbia, Cuba, and Panama as invited guests.
Expectations were high. Big league stars were to play in the winter season baseball. Also, not only would the return to the stadiums cheer up the Dominican people, it would also serve as a thermometer to gauge if the country was getting over the COVID–19 pandemic.
How could this historic and emotionally charged moment in time be portrayed for posterity? The Art of Baseball, with the paintings and illustrations of Englishman Andy Brown and the writing of Dominican Dionisio Soldevilla, seeks to grab that piece of our recent history and share it with all Dominican fans.
THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IS THE SYNONYM OF BASEBALL
THE WINTER SEASON OF THE PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL LEAGUE
OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (LIDOM)
ANDY BROWN, THE PAINTER CHRONICLER
BASEBALL IN THE STREETS
THE CARIBBEAN SERIES,
SANTO DOMINGO, 2022
Art director and designer
cartographic & Corrections