CARDINALS BROADCASTER JOHN ROONEY TEAMS UP WITH LOCAL BASEBALL PHOTOGRAPHER TO BENEFIT HERBERT HOOVER BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
Photograph by Don Marquess Titled “It’s a Goner” in Honor of Rooney’s Homerun Calls
ST. LOUIS, May 25, 2007 – Beginning today, baseball fans can purchase a limited-edition photograph by local baseball photographer Don Marquess honoring Cardinals broadcaster John Rooney’s signature “It’s a goner” homerun call, with proceeds benefiting the Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club.
The print – which depicts a baseball busting out of its seams – will be available for $75.00 (plus shipping and handling) by visiting Marquess’ gallery at St. Louis Union Station, logging on to his website at www.baseballfineart.com, or calling toll-free (877) 997-7773.
“Don and I both love baseball and wish more kids had the opportunity to play the sport,” said John Rooney, St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster on KTRS 550 AM. “It’s no coincidence that proceeds are benefiting the Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club. Their facility sits on the site of Sportsman’s Park, where I saw my first Cardinals game, and among the many wonderful things the club does for children is teach kids how to play baseball.”
Rooney’s signature “It’s a goner” homerun call has been used in national play-by-play broadcasts and in Cardinals Radio Network broadcasts during the regular season and last years post season.
Founded on the site of historic Sportsman’s Park, former home to the St. Louis Browns and Cardinals baseball teams, the club provides young people with access to quality programs and services that will shape their experiences today for a better life tomorrow.
Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club programs have expanded to include both boys and girls, and reach beyond the club’s original emphasis on sports and recreation to collaborative programs with Webster University Community Music School, Opera Theatre, the Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden, the Science Center, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Saint Louis University and others.
With an annual membership of nearly 2,600, the Club operates at full capacity, 48 weeks a year, six days a week during the school year and five days a week during the summer. The average daily attendance is 500 youth.
Don Marquess has been a professional art photographer since the early 1980’s and has since become one of the most respected photographic artists in the country. Known for his use of intense color, remarkable sharpness and inventive composition, Marquess was the exclusive art photographer of Mark McGwire's 70th homerun baseball and a special edition of his photograph "Strike Three" was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals for presentation to Bruce Sutter at his induction into the National Baseball Hall Of Fame. In addition, Marquess collaborated with Hall of Fame broadcaster – and poet – Jack Buck to merge Marquess’s photographs with Buck’s poems to create one-of-a-kind pieces of art.
View It's a Goner here.
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