Minnesota Twins 1938

Nola McConnan

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Watercolor Painting

Nola McConnan

This beautifully framed piece features an original piece of watercolor artwork glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 17” wide x 24.5” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original piece of art.

$595.00 USD - Price includes framing as well as fast, free shipping with UPS

This beautifully framed piece features an original piece of watercolor artwork glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 17” wide x 24.5” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original piece of art.

At the core of the framed piece is the actual piece of original artwork as painted by the artist on textured 100% rag, water-marked watercolor paper. In many cases the original artwork has handwritten notes in pencil from the artist (be sure to “See the actual artwork without the frame” elsewhere in this website). Simply put, this is beautiful, one-of-a-kind artwork.

The outer mat is a rich textured black acid-free mat with a decorative inset white v-groove, while the inner mat is a complimentary colored acid-free mat reflecting one of the team’s primary colors. The website image of this framed piece shows the mat color that we suggest (Medium Blue), but since each piece is custom framed, we are happy to use whatever color mat you wish (depending on availability) – our standard mat colors are:

Light Blue / Dark Blue / Brown / Maroon (close to brown) / White / Silver / Gold / Yellow (bright yellow) / Green (dark green) / Orange / Purple / Red (bright red, somewhat close to PMS 186)

Beneath the artwork is a silver plate with black text describing the original artwork. The text for this piece will read:

This original, one-of-a-kind watercolor painting of the 1938 Washington Senators (now Minnesota Twins) uniform is the original artwork that was used in the creation of this Minnesota Twins uniform evolution print and tens of thousands of other Minnesota Twins products that have been sold across North America. This original piece of art was painted by artist Nola McConnan for Maple Leaf Productions Ltd.

Beneath the silver plate is a 3” x 9” reproduction of a well known, best-selling print that celebrates the history of the team. The print beautifully illustrates the chronological evolution of the team’s uniform and shows you how the original art was used in the creation of this print. If you look closely, you will see that the print features the actual artwork being offered for sale. The 3” x 9” print looks like this:

The piece is framed with an extremely high quality framing glass. We have used this glass style for many years with excellent results. We package every piece very carefully in a double layer of bubble wrap and a rigid double-wall cardboard package to avoid breakage at any point during the shipping process, but if damage does occur, we will gladly repair, replace or refund. Please note that all of our products come with a 90 day 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Each framed piece also comes with a two page letter signed by Scott Sillcox describing the history behind the art. If there was an extra-special story about your piece of art, that story will be included in the letter. When you receive your framed piece, you should find the letter lightly attached to the front of the framed piece.

If you have any questions, at any time, about the actual artwork or about any of the artist’s handwritten notes on the artwork, I would love to tell you about them. Simply email me, Scott Sillcox, at scott@heritagesportsart.com and I will tell you everything I can about your original piece of art. The artists and I spent well over ten years of our lives creating these pieces of original artwork, and in many cases there are stories I can tell you about your actual piece of artwork that might add an extra element of interest in your one-of-a-kind purchase.

Please note that all reproduction rights for this original work are retained in perpetuity by Major League Baseball unless specifically stated otherwise in writing by MLB. For further information, please contact Heritage Sports Art at questions@heritagesportsart.com .



In 1929 former Washington pitching star Walter Johnson took over as manager of the Nationals after the trade of player / manager Bucky Harris.Johnson managed the ball club from 1929-1932. His best record came in 1930 when he led the team to a 94-60 record; good enough for second place, eight games behind Connie Mack's now legendary Athletics.In 1933 Johnson was succeeded as manager by another "boy wonder", 27-year-old Joe Cronin. Cronin, like Harris, had the dual role of player and skipper. Cronin was also one of the premier shortstops of his time. In 1930 he had a .346 batting average and knocked in 126 runs. In fact during his career he drove in more than 100 runs per season eight times.In 1933, his first year as manager, Cronin led the Senators to the AL pennant. They finished 7 games ahead of Joe McCarthy's second-place Yankees. In the 1933 World Series Cronin's Sens lost to the New York Giants in five games. It would be Washington's final World Series appearance.The following year Cronin led Washington to a 7th place finish in the AL, 34 games behind the league leading Detroit Tigers.  Also that year he married owner Clark Griffith's niece Mildred Robertson. But not even marrying the bosss niece could guarantee Cronin a lifetime job with the team. Griffith sold him to the Red Sox later that year for $225,000. He played in Boston until 1945 when his playing career came to an abrupt halt after he broke his leg in a game. Cronin, generally considered one of the brightest minds in the game, was chosen American League President in 1958. He presided in that office for twelve years.Back to the Senators.... In 1935 Bucky Harris returned to his role as skipper of the Senators. He would hold that post for seven more seasons, never finishing better that fourth place, 20 games out of first.From 1929-1937 Washington wore a simple style road uniform. For the first three years it went unchanged. The pants and jersey were grayish-blue in color and the only script on the uniform was a block letter W on the left sleeve below the shoulder. In 1933-34 the format of the road uniform stayed the same but the color was changed to the more conventional grey. In 1936 red was added to the W on the sleeve.In 1938 the Senators unveiled a radical change to their road attire. After nearly a decade of wearing the same style road uniform, they moved the "w" from the sleeve of the shirt to the left breast. The "W", for Washington, was blue outlined by red trim to give the W a 3-D effect.

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