I had the opportunity to work with Tony several times and was asked to make an image of him with his silver bats. These bats are the actual trophy awarded to the baseball player with the highest batting average each season. Tony has eight titles, which ties him with Honus Wagner for National League titles. Ty Cobb holds the American League record with 11. At the top of each of the bats you can see the reflection of a baseball. This was created by placing a large, translucent print of a baseball over one of my studio lights and positioning it so it reflected at the proper angle into the camera lens.
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