Orosco recorded more career pitching appearances than anybody in major league history, yet the most significant one of all occurred in Game 7 of the '86 World Series. The ace reliever retired the side in the 9th inning, then dropped to his knees with his hands raised to the sky as Gary Carter and company raced to join him. (The moment was further immortalized as part of the closing credits for This Week in Baseball.) Duffy's text begins with "APR 8TH AT PIT W 4-2" and ends with "NEW YORK METS WIN 1986 WORLD SERIES 4-3."
A rising star on the sports art scene, Daniel Duffy literally paints with words. Through MLB.com, stadium shops, show appearances and his website, he has sold over 10,000 portrait prints featuring his unique brand of text art—yet fewer than a dozen of his original works have ever come to auction. Of those, this quartet ('56 Yankees, '80 Phillies, '86 Mets and '14 Giants) represents the first public offering of Duffy's popular "Road to the World Series" project, in which he meticulously depicts championship celebration scenes using the entire season's game log of dates, locations, results and scores. (Even the pinstripes are intricately composed of data!) Each piece appears on art-board and is signed and dated by Duffy.