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Baseball, used in the 1983 Cracker Jack Old Timers Baseball Classic.

Associated institution:
Cracker Jack Old Timers Baseball Classic
Maker:
Rawlings
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
wool (overall material)
horsehide (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
Object Name:
baseball
autographed baseball
Object Type:
baseball
Date made:
1983
Subject:
Baseball
Sports
Autographed Baseballs
ID Number:
1984.0229.01
Accession number:
1984.0229
Catalog number:
1984.0229.01
Description:
Baseball used in the 1983 Cracker Jack Old Timers Baseball Classic. The game was played at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. on July 18.
Location:
Currently not on view
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Baseball, Georgetown vs. Penn State

Associated institution:
Georgetown University
Physical Description:
rubber (overall material)
wool (overall material)
horsehide (overall material)
cork (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
Object Name:
baseball
Date made:
1909
Subject:
Baseball
College
Sports
Autographed Baseballs
ID Number:
1985.0401.02
Accession number:
1985.0401
Catalog number:
1985.0401.02
Description:
Blue and red painted trophy baseball.  Presented at Georgetown Field at the Georgetown vs. Penn State game played on April 2, 1909. Georgetown won 8 to 5.
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Baseball, with Jackie Robinson Commemorative Stamp

Depicted:
Robinson, Jackie
Maker:
Rawlings
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
Object Name:
baseball
autographed baseball
baseball, autogrpahed
Place made:
Haïti
Date made:
1984
Subject:
Baseball
Sports
Autographed Baseballs
Professional
Credit Line:
Dr. Ronald L. Gabriel (through Thomas J. Cholis)
ID Number:
2009.3098.25
Nonaccession number:
2009.3098
Catalog number:
2009.3098.25
Description (Brief):
Autographed baseball affixed with a Jackie Robinson commemorative stamp and 1984 postmark from Cooperstown, New York. The ball has been signed by a number of former Major League Ballplayers, including Carl Erskine; George Kell; Erne Banks; Joe Sewell; Pee Wee Reese; Lefty Gomez.
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Baseball, signed by Stan Musial

Signer:
Musial, Stan
Referenced:
St. Louis Cardinals
Maker:
Rawlings
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
Object Name:
baseball
autographed baseball
baseball, autographed
Place made:
Haïti
Subject:
Baseball
Sports
Autographed Baseballs
Professional
ID Number:
2009.0243.15
Accession number:
2009.0243
Catalog number:
2009.0243.15
Description (Brief):
Stan Musial (b. 1920) played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1941-1963. In that time he was a three time most valuable player, and finished his career with 3, 630 hits. The 24 time All-Star outfielder known as "The Man" won three World Series Championships with the Cardinals to go along with seven batting titles and a career .331 batting average. In 2011 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.
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Baseball, signed by Louis Gossett and Satchell Paige

Signer:
Paige, Satchel
Gossett, Louis
Maker:
Wilson
Physical Description:
horsehide (overall material)
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
Object Name:
baseball, autographed
autographed baseball
Place made:
Haïti
Date made:
1981
Subject:
Baseball
Sports & Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
ID Number:
1990.0005.01
Catalog number:
1990.0005.01
Accession number:
1990.0005
Description:
Baseball signed by actor Louis Gossett Jr. (b.1936) and former Negro and Major League pitcher Satchel Paige (1906-19182). The ball was signed at the filming of the television movie "Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige," released in 1981. In the film, Gosset portrayed the baseball legend.
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Baseball, signed by the 1975 Montreal Expos

Referenced:
Montreal Expos
Signer:
Bailey, Bob
Maker:
King
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
autographed baseball
baseball, autographed
Associated Place:
Canada: Québec, Montréal
Date made:
1975
Subject:
Baseball
Sports
Autographed Baseballs
Professional
Credit Line:
From Mr. Lou Newman
ID Number:
1999.0265.081
Accession number:
1999.0265
Catalog number:
1999.0265.081
Description:
Autographed baseball signed by the members of the 1975 Montreal Expos. That year the Expos went 75-87, finishing 5th in the National League East.
Autographs include Chuck Taylor; Don DeMola; Jose Morales; Woodie Fryman; Pete Mackanin; Steve Rogers; John Montague; Steve Renko; Bob Bailey; Gary Carter; Mike Jorgenson; Dennis Blair; Pepe Mangual; Larry Parrish; Dale Murray; Larry Biittner; Pat Scanlon.
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Baseball, signed by the 1953 New York Giants

Associated institution:
New York Giants
Maker:
MacGregor
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
wool (overall material)
horsehide (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
Object Name:
baseball, autographed
autographed baseball
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Date made:
1953
Subject:
Baseball
Sports & Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
ID Number:
CL*310547.139
Accession number:
310547
Catalog number:
310547.139
Description:
Baseball signed by the 1953 New York Giants. That season, the Giants finished at 70-84, 5th in the National League.
Autographs include Leo Durocher; Whitey Lockman; Davey Williams; Al Dark; Hank Thompson; Don Mueller; Bobby Thomson; Monte Irvin; Wes Westrum; Daryl Spencer; Bobby Hofman; Dusty Rhodes; Tookie Gilbert; Rubén Gómez; Jim Hearn; Larry Jansen; Hoyt Wilhelm; Sal Maglie; Dave Koslo; Al Corwin; Al Worthington.
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Baseball Springs Eternal

Artist:
Jack Davis, born 1926
Sitter:
George Herman "Babe" Ruth, 6 Feb 1895 - 17 Aug 1948
Medium:
Watercolor and ink on board
Dimensions:
Accurate: 76.5 x 50.8cm (30 1/8 x 20")
Mat: 82.6 × 66cm (32 1/2 × 26")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1976
Topic:
Exterior\Sports arena
Equipment\Sports Equipment\Baseball Equipment\Baseball bat
George Herman "Babe" Ruth: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Baseball
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.78.TC13
Rights:
© Family of Babe Ruth & Babe Ruth Baseball League, Inc. by CMG Worldwide © Jack Davis
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National Portrait Gallery
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Baseball Player

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Object Name:
tintype
Subject:
Photography
Tintype Collection
Photo History Collection
ID Number:
PG*75.23.27
Accession number:
317965
Catalog number:
75.23.27
Description (Brief):
Tintype studio portrait of a man dressed as a baseball player and holding a bat by a balustrade; mounted in a paper mat.
Description:
The NMAH Photo History Collection (PHC) has over 3000 tintype photographs dating from the beginnings of the process in 1856 to the present. ‘Tintype’ was coined and became the favored name.
Tintypes in the PHC are found in albums, the Kaynor Union Case collection and as individual photographs. The original tintype process patent was assigned to William and Peter Neff in 1856. William Neff died a short time later, but his son Peter, who named the process Melainotype, continued on with his work. The earliest tintypes in the PHC are a group of more than thirty Peter Neff Melainotypes, some of which date back to 1856 and contain notes written by Peter Neff. Shortly after the Melainotype, Victor Griswold introduced a very similar process on thinner, lighter iron plates and called them Ferrotypes. The PHC has tintypes ranging from rare large images between 5”x7” and 10”x12”down to small images cut to 6mm diameter to fit jewelry. The Melainotypes are between 1/6 plate and 4”x5” in size and many have indistinct images. There are also unexposed Melainotype plates including a pack of 1/6 plates and large whole-plates with four decorated oval borders that were designed to be cut into smaller quarter plates after exposure.
The great majority of tintype photographs are studio portraits, including the very popular ‘Gem’ size (about ¾” x 1”). Almost every gem tintype in the PHC is an individual head and shoulders portraits, the only exceptions seen being a full length portrait and a head and shoulders portrait of a couple. Most of these gem portraits are in small gem albums designed to hold two to six gems per page. However, several gems are mounted on cartes-de-visite (CDV) size cards and set in specifically designed album pages. Some of these CDV mounted gems are in elaborate miniature frames attached to the card. The tintypes larger than gem size show a greater variety of subject matter, but still with a main focus on individual portraits, this is especially true of the smaller 1/16 and 1/9 plate images. Outdoor tintypes are rare. Of the few in the PHC, the most common outdoor subjects noted are people standing in front of their homes and photographs of people proudly standing with, or sitting on, their horse or horses and buggy. One of the largest tintypes is a 9”x 7” outdoor view of a row of townhouses with a couple standing on one of the balconies. There is also an outdoor tintype of men fishing along with another of their days catch.
One common subject in tintype photography, as noted in text books, is the civil war soldier. The durability of the tintype meant that photographs taken in the field could be sent home. However, this category of tintype is not well represented in the PHC, with less than thirty noted due to the fact that the majority of the Smithsonian’s Civil War tintypes are located mainly in the Military History Collection. Most of the PHC examples of Civil War tintypes are in the Kaynor collection of cased images.
A few of the tintypes in the PHC are hand colored. This coloring varies from light tinting of faces and hands to heavy overpainting that obscures the underlying tintype image. A number of the tintypes (about 30) depict people with the apparatus of their occupations. Some are posed studio shots and others appear to be photographs of people at their place of work. Among the occupational views are images of a doctor, grocery deliveryman, weavers, fireman, ice delivery man, craftsman, cobbler, shoe shiners, mail carrier, surveyor, pipe liners and other tintypes of people wearing work clothes and posing with tools. These include a unique full-length gem tintype of a man in work apron with a saw.
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Tintype Collection
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Baseball Player and Fence

Artist:
Charles Pratt, born New York City 1926-died New York City 1976
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
sheet: 9 x 13 5/8 in. (22.8 x 34.5 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
ca. 1960
Topic:
Figure male
Architecture\detail\fence
Recreation\sport and play\baseball
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Julie Pratt
Object number:
1986.48.9
Copyright Credit Line:
© 1977, Julie F. Pratt
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Baseball, signed by members of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League

Signer:
Westerman, Joyce Hill
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
Object Name:
baseball, autographed
ball
autographed baseball
Subject:
Women
Baseball
Sports
All American Girls Baseball League
Professional
ID Number:
2006.0175.04
Accession number:
2006.0175
Catalog number:
2006.0175.04
Description:
Baseball, signed by members of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Autographs include Katie Horstman; Dolly Konwinski; Viola Thompson; Isobel Alvarez; Jane Moffett; Ann Meyer; Sophie Kurys; Erma M. Bergmann; Joyce Hill Westerman; Ruby Heafner.
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Howard University's Dentists' Baseball Team [photonegative and three prints, ca. 1928-1945]

Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Subject:
Freeman, Robert
Howard University
Physical description:
Negative: Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 8 x 10 in
Prints: Silver gelatin on paper, unmounted
4 items
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1928
1945
ca 1928-1945
1920-1930
1920-1940
Topic:
Sports
African American baseball players
Dentists
Baseball
Local number:
618ns0222700hu.tif
Freezer box ?
78 (Scurlock No.?)
Summary:
Negative: From negative Box B. "Eastman -- Safety -- Kodak" imprint on film edge. No ink markings. 1928 date from Corcoran exhibition catalog, 1945 from print.
Prints: One marked "Dentists [sic] baseball team at / Griffith Stadium ca. 1945", another "A142 / Dentists baseball team at old Griffith Stadium 7th & Fla. Av. / photo by Addison N. Scurlock"; the third "Robert Freeman Dental Society Baseball Team".
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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[Sports Night baseball cap]

Medium:
cloth and metal
National Origin:
American
Type:
baseball cap
Accession Number:
2001.0004.0013
Description:
Beige and blue baseball cap with words "Sports Night" embroidered on the front of the cap and a metal clasp for adjusting the size in back. "Sports Night" is a television series created by Aaron Sorkin, which featured Robert Guillaume as Isaac Jaffe, the managing editor of the fictional sports show with the title name.
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
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Anacostia Community Museum
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Lot Baseball

Created by:
Joe Schwartz, American, 1913 - 2013
Subject of:
Unidentified Child or Children
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 10 5/8 x 13 7/8 in. (27 x 35.2 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 1/8 x 14 1/4 in. (28.3 x 36.2 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Date:
1930s
Topic:
African American
Children
Photography
Play
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Joe Schwartz and Family
Object number:
2010.74.43
Rights:
© Joe Schwartz
Caption:
Lot Baseball - Greenwich Village, New York City, 1930's
Joe Schwartz, Folk Photography: Poems I've Never Written (2000), 44.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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(Untitled) (Perspective Study Of Baseball Players)

Artist:
Thomas Eakins, American, b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1844–1916
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
13 15/16 X 17 1/16 IN. (35.3 X 43.3 CM.)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
(c. 1875)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1546
Provenance:
Jh Purchased From Knoedler & Co., Inc., M., New York 1961
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Outdoor Photo of Boys Playing Baseball

Created by:
Rev. Henry Clay Anderson, American, 1911 - 1998
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on acetate film
Dimensions:
H x W: 4 x 5 in (10.2 x 12.7 cm)
Type:
negatives
Place made:
Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi, United States
Date:
1948 - 1970s
Topic:
African American
American South
Children
Communities
Photography
Segregation
Sports
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2007.1.69.17.22.C
Rights:
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Catcher's mitt used by Roy Campanella

Worn by:
Roy Campanella, American, 1921 - 1993
Medium:
leather, padding, metal
Dimensions:
9 3/4 × 12 × 3 5/16 in. (24.8 × 30.5 × 8.5 cm)
Type:
gloves
Place used:
Brooklyn, New York, Kings County, New York, United States
Date:
ca. 1950
Topic:
African American
Baseball
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.30.3
Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Franz Kline and Ludwig Sander at a baseball game

Subject:
Kline, Franz
Sander, Ludwig
Physical description:
1 photographic print : silver gelatin ; 18 x 13 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Springs, New York
Date:
195-
Topic:
Artists in groups
Family life
Painters
Vacations
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7611
Summary:
Identification on verso (handwritten):Early 1950s in Springs, Easthampton, Long Island
Artists playing baseball stripped to waist Franz Kline. Ludwig Sander with baseball cap.
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Ludwig Sander papers, 1910-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Outdoor Group Shot of Children Wearing Baseball Uniforms, Little League

Created by:
Rev. Henry Clay Anderson, American, 1911 - 1998
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on acetate film
Dimensions:
H x W: 4 x 5 in (10.2 x 12.7 cm)
Type:
negatives
Place made:
Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi, United States
Date:
1948 - 1970s
Topic:
African American
American South
Children
Communities
Photography
Segregation
Sports
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2007.1.69.15.38.A
Rights:
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Outdoor Group Shot of Children Wearing Baseball Uniforms, Little League

Created by:
Rev. Henry Clay Anderson, American, 1911 - 1998
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on acetate film
Dimensions:
H x W: 4 x 5 in (10.2 x 12.7 cm)
Type:
negatives
Place made:
Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi, United States
Date:
1948 - 1970s
Topic:
African American
American South
Children
Communities
Photography
Segregation
Sports
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2007.1.69.15.38.C
Rights:
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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