A vintage pastime for Lakewood artist

Photo of Grant Smith by Russell A. Graves
Photo of Grant Smith by Russell A. Graves

Much of Lakewood-based artist Grant Smith’s work focuses on the greats of old-time baseball, especially those with a dark side.

He draws inspiration from the stories of Ty Cobb, Roy Campanella and Joe Jackson, among many other baseball players and athletes of many disciplines.

As a pastime, he helps bring old-time baseball to life. We found his photo in this story about vintage-rules baseball.

The participants don’t wear gloves or protective gear, and someone called a ‘talleykeeper’ rings a bell with each run scored. This is baseball by 1860s rules, and it’s definitely a whole other ballgame.

Find the whole story about vintage baseball in North Texas here. And check out Smith’s art here.


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  • Underdog1020

    Who exactly is racist here?? Where does the article say anything about the race of anyone involved?

  • Jesse

    Right, the old time baseball, without people of color. Racists.