I love this Norman Rockwell painting, for one reason and one reason alone. It's 'The Rookie' from a 1957 cover of the Saturday Evening Post...though the painting represents an earlier decade in the history of Baseball. Can you figure out why I love it? No-it's not Ashton Kutcher coming in as the rookie on the right! hehehe.
It's amazing, but somehow Phineas Bogg made his way into this painting! He knows the Voyager rules, but I guess from time to time he can't help himself and really has to be part of history!...though this was probably an accident, Rockwell took a photograph to study and Bogg happened to be in it somehow helping history along, perfect shot!
Okay here's another clue- Boston Red Sox...Spring Training...
Okay, just having fun. The real man on the bench is Boston Red Sox Pitcher Frank Sullivan. Actually the tallest pitcher in the American Leagues standing at 6'7! Notice the big hands on the bench guy? Sullivan was noted for big hands, but a gracefulness on the ball field. Other than this research I did, I don't know much about baseball, except that it's a fun game, I played that and softball in Junior High, and most importantly, you cannot, I repeat...cannot have a Time Travel film or show without at least one mention of baseball or the World Series! You just can't!
The Time Travel film, 'Frequency' which I adore, revolves somewhat around the father and son love for the game and of course the World Series prediction ties many things together...and the father, played by Dennis Quaid, is named 'Frank Sullivan.'
Here's another article that actually explains the above painting in detail. Rockwell only used bits and pieces of the famous players to create his own vision. He used Sullivan's body, and apparently, Ted William's profile. But according to this article, they said it was a poor version of Williams!
However, that poor version in profile just happened to look like Phineas Bogg!