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Rockwell Red Sox painting auctioned

Updated: May 22, 2014, 11:50 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A Norman Rockwell painting of Boston Red Sox players has sold to a private buyer for $22.6 million.

"The Rookie (Red Sox Locker Room)" led the bidding Thursday at Christie's auction of American art in New York.

"The Rookie" shows Hall of Famer Ted Williams and other seasoned veterans as an awkward newcomer arrives for spring training.

The painting appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in 1957. An anonymous owner acquired it in 1986. It remained in ...

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