Klein: Artist Andy Brown ends baseball journey in Cooperstown

From Greg Klein at the Oneonta Daily Star on October 6, 2019, on SABR member Andy Brown:

An internationally renowned artist completed his baseball journey in the village last week. 

Andy Brown, a British artist who lived in South Korea before his adventure began this spring, isn’t the first baseball fan to visit all 30 major league baseball stadiums in a season. However, he might be the first to paint them during his visits.

“When I thought about where would be the perfect place to end this journey, I thought of Cooperstown,” Brown told The Daily Star on Thursday, Oct. 3, as he waited out the rain, so he could return to painting scenes from the village. 

Brown, 39, said he started his journey in Mexico in April with MLB games in Monterrey, Mexico. He then went to games for two weeks in the United States before returning to Korea. He had been living on an island, Jeju, teaching art, and needed time to prepare for his larger journey, he said. 

“I think when I came back July 22, I had 24 more ballparks to go,” he said.

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Originally published: October 8, 2019. Last Updated: October 8, 2019.