OOSI Sculpture

Luke Easter

1980 / William M. McVey / Cleveland

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Bust portrait of Luke Easter, a Cleveland Indians power hitter. Easter played in the last Negro League World Series ever. His excellent performance caught the eye of Indians owner Bill Veeck, who came to sign home run powerhouse Luke Easter. He played until his age and injuries stopped him, but in that short time hit the longest Home Run in Cleveland Municipal Stadium's history. He was well loved by his teammates on and off the diamond. Easter was killed when two bank robbers shot him twice in the chest during a robbery in 1979.

Location: Ramona Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: William M. McVey, “Luke Easter,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed October 16, 2017, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/369.

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Title

Luke Easter

Description

Bust portrait of Luke Easter, a Cleveland Indians power hitter. Easter played in the last Negro League World Series ever. His excellent performance caught the eye of Indians owner Bill Veeck, who came to sign home run powerhouse Luke Easter. He played until his age and injuries stopped him, but in that short time hit the longest Home Run in Cleveland Municipal Stadium's history. He was well loved by his teammates on and off the diamond. Easter was killed when two bank robbers shot him twice in the chest during a robbery in 1979.

Date

1980

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Location Street

Ramona Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard

Creation Date

01/01/1980