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A PLAIN CASE OF SOLID GEOMETRY

April 12, 1971
April 12, 1971

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April 12, 1971

Yesterday
  • By Leonard Wibberly

    The Armstrong Siddeleys, Daimlers and Darracq something or others were wonderful, but the Riley supersport could outrun hedge sparrows

Pretenders
Steal The Stars
Toomey
Baseball 1971
People
Golf
Bridge
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

A PLAIN CASE OF SOLID GEOMETRY

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."

This is an article from the April 12, 1971 issue Original Layout

"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 KASPERTHREE PHOTO MONTAGESEDWARD KASPER