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Willie Mays Video Sports Art by Artist John Robertson

Willie Mays

Happy Birthday Willie Mays born May 6, 1931.  Here is a video interview of Willie Mays, the “Say Hey Kid”  where sports artist John Robertson created three paintings for Fox Sports back in 2007.  The interview is by Derek Jeter and Ken Griffey Jr. and was shown on Fox Sports during the pregame


2007 Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game in San Francisco.  As you probably know Willie played almost all of his 22-season career playing for New York and then the San Francisco Giants.

How John Robertson Started as Sports Artist

People have asked me how John Robertson got started as a sports artist doing stadiums and arenas for major sports teams.  This is what helped him get started as a sports artist. A short time before creating this work Fox had hired John to create six paintings for a NBA (National Basketball Association) commercial that ran nationally in the major regional basketball markets. Here is a link to that video.  That NBA basketball commercial was the first major sports project he did.

 I apologize for the poor quality of the video but it is all that is available

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