For Artist-Photographer Edward Kasper, baseball is more of a passion than a game. Even when he is coaching his Little League learn in Wilton, Conn.—one year to an undefeated season—he finds himself fascinated by the pure mathematics of the sport, what he calls "the clearness of its geometry. The diamond, the rectangular batter's box are obvious. But consider the batter. When he swings he is solving an equation." Last season Kasper went to California to watch major-leaguers and evoke in his own art forms his liking for baseball. "I wanted to capture the vivid color," he says, "the clean lines." The following pages show why Kasper views baseball as "my game."

"It adds up to this," says Kasper. "The clarity of baseball, the wonderful directness of the rules, the cleanness of the field, the motion and the rhythm make it the classic American sport."

PHOTO ILLUSTRATIONEDWARD KASPER THREE PHOTO MONTAGESEDWARD KASPER
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)