Amadee Wohlschlaeger, one of the most renowned sports cartoonists of the last century, died at age 102 on Tuesday in St. Louis.
Known professionally only as Amadee, he captured the heart, soul and humor of St. Louis sports with his pen, pencil and brushes for more than 70 years.
As a fixture at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Amadee became known especially for his sports cartoons, notably for his baseball depictions of the Cardinals from the days of Dizzy Dean and the Gas House Gang to the Whitey Herzog years.
Amadee also had an amazing talent for capturing the real essence of a sports figure’s features in his portrait work. His player portraits of Cardinals championship teams on posters once were given to fans in a nostalgic promotional event.
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