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Baseball

Physical Description:
rubber (overall material)
leather (overall material)
cork (overall material)
Object Name:
baseball
Subject:
Sports & Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
Credit Line:
From Pedro Chavez
ID Number:
1995.0330.01
Catalog number:
1995.0330.01
Accession number:
1995.0330
Description:
Baseball covered in white adhesive tape with a nail inserted through the center. The ball is marked "FOR THE SMITHSONNIAN [sic] MUSEUM - 6 - 4 - 93." Accessioned with a baseball diamond diagram with names of baseball players and marked "HAVANA CUBA, 1946 to 1956."
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Baseball

Maker:
Stall & Dean
Physical Description:
leather (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Object Name:
baseball
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Brockton
Date made:
1965-1975
Subject:
Baseball
Family & Social Life
Popular Entertainment
Sports & Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
ID Number:
1998.0324.08
Accession number:
1998.0324
Catalog number:
1998.0324.08
Description (Brief):
Professional League baseball, style No. 2000, with original box. Made by the Stall and Dean Company of Brockton, Massachusetts.
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Homemade Baseball

Maker:
Clark, Ida
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
horsehide (overall material)
Object Name:
baseball, autographed
baseball
Place made:
United States: New Hampshire, Stinson Lake
Subject:
Sports & Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
ID Number:
1989.0665.02
Catalog number:
1989.0665.02
Accession number:
1989.0665
Description (Brief):
Handmade baseball made by previous owner's great aunt, Ida Clark. Ms. Clark covered and hand stitched this baseball for an unknown company.
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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)
Object Name:
baseball
autographed baseball
Object Type:
baseball
Date made:
1983
Subject:
Baseball
Sports & Leisure
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.
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Baltimore Orioles Autographed Baseball

Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Object Name:
baseball
autographed baseball
Place made:
Taiwan
Subject:
Baseball
Sports & Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
ID Number:
2009.0243.14
Accession number:
2009.0243
Catalog number:
2009.0243.14
Description (Brief):
This baseball has been autographed by members of the Baltimore Orioles, including Cal Ripken Jr., Brooks Robinson, and Fred Lynn.
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Official National League Baseball

Signer:
Frick, Ford
Maker:
Spalding
Physical Description:
horsehide (overall material)
cushioned cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
Object Name:
baseball
Date made:
ca 1950
Subject:
Baseball
Sports & Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
Credit Line:
Gift in the Memory of Daniel Ray Hoak
ID Number:
1986.0702.02
Accession number:
1986.0702
Catalog number:
1986.0702.02
Description:
Official National League Baseball. It is imprinted with the signature of Ford Frick (1894-1974) who served as President of the National League from 1934-1954. Frick later served as Commissioner of Major League Baseball from 1951-1965.
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Baseball, awarded to Walter "Buck" Leonard

Physical Description:
leather (overall material)
cork (overall material)
yellowed (overall color)
red (overall color)
Object Name:
autographed baseball
baseball, autographed
baseball
baseball, negro league
Associated place:
United States
Associated Place:
Puerto Rico
Date made:
1941
Subject:
Baseball
African American History
Sports & Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
Credit Line:
Gift from Walter "Buck" Leonard
ID Number:
1981.0123.02
Catalog number:
1981.0123.02
Accession number:
1981.0123
Description:
Baseball awarded to Walter Fenner "Buck" Leonard (1907-1997), star first baseman of the Negro League's Homestead Grays, while playing winter baseball in Puerto Rico in 1941.
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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)
Object Name:
baseball
Date made:
1909
Subject:
Baseball
College
Sports & Leisure
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, awarded to Walter "Buck" Leonard

Physical Description:
leather (overall material)
cork (overall material)
white (overall color)
red (overall color)
black (overall color)
Object Name:
baseball
baseball, negro league
Associated Place:
Cuba
Date made:
1949
Subject:
Baseball
African American History
Sports & Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
Credit Line:
Gift from Walter "Buck" Leonard
ID Number:
1981.0123.12
Catalog number:
1981.0123.12
Accession number:
1981.0123
Description:
Baseball awarded to Walter Fenner "Buck" Leonard (1907-1997), star first baseman of the Negro League's Homestead Grays, while playing winter baseball in Cuba in 1949.
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Baseball, signed by Buck O'Neil

Signer:
O'Neil, Buck
Maker:
Franklin
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Object Name:
baseball
autographed baseball
Place made:
China
Subject:
African American History
Baseball
Sports & Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
ID Number:
2009.0243.11
Accession number:
2009.0243
Catalog number:
2009.0243.11
Description:
Baseball signed by Buck O'Neil (1911-2006). Born John Jordan O'Neil, Buck was a star first baseman and manager for the Negro American League's Kansas City Monarchs (1937-1955). He later served as a scout for Major League Baseball.
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Baseball, signed by broadcaster Red Barber

Signer:
Barber, Red
Maker:
Spalding
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Object Name:
baseball
autographed baseball
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1953
Subject:
Baseball
Sports & Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
ID Number:
2009.0243.18
Accession number:
2009.0243
Catalog number:
2009.0243.18
Description:
Baseball signed by baseball broadcaster Red Barber (1908-1992). At the time, Barber was the play-by-play announcer for the Brooklyn Dodgers, for whom he worked from 1934 to 1953. Barber also served in as announcer for the Cincinnati Reds (1934-1938) and New York Yankees (1954-1966.)
The ball is inscribed " For my Friend Ronald Gabriel, good luck, Red Barber /1/13/53."
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Official Babe Ruth League Baseball

Maker:
Stall & Dean
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Object Name:
baseball with box
ball with box
baseball
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Brockton
Date made:
1956-1971
Subject:
Baseball
Sports & Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
ID Number:
1998.0324.07
Accession number:
1998.0324
Catalog number:
1998.0324.07
Description (Brief):
Babe Ruth League Baseball intended for little league play. Made by the Stall and Dean Company, Brockton, MA. Balls like this were used from the 1950s into the 1970s.
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Baseball, signed by Bob Feller

Signer:
Feller, Bob
Maker:
Franklin
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Object Name:
baseball
autographed baseball
Date made:
1990s
Subject:
Baseball
Sports & Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
Credit Line:
Dr. Ronald L. Gabriel (through Thomas J. Cholis)
ID Number:
2009.3098.26
Nonaccession number:
2009.3098
Catalog number:
2009.3098.26
Description:
This 1990s era baseball, "Franklin Pitch Ball Trainer," was signed by Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller (1918-2010). Feller played for the Cleveland Indians from 1936-1956. An eight-time All-Star, Feller compiled a lifetime record of 266 wins versus 162 losses.
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Autographed Baseball from WDIA Radio Station

Signer:
Leonard, Walter F.
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Object Name:
baseball
autographed baseball
Subject:
Baseball
Sports & Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
Credit Line:
Dr. Ronald L. Gabriel (through Thomas J. Cholis)
ID Number:
2009.3098.27
Nonaccession number:
2009.3098
Catalog number:
2009.3098.27
Description:
Autographed baseball from WDIA radio station in Memphis, Tennessee. WDIA began broadcasting in 1947 and is still on the airwaves. In 1954, the station increased to 50,000 watts and is known as the station with "50,000 watts of Goodwill," as a result of its community involvement.
Autographs include Buck Leonard; Monte Irvin; Bob Feller; Luke Appling; Enos Slaughter; Max Patkin; Carl Erskine; Ted Turner.
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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)
Object Name:
baseball
autographed baseball
Place made:
Haïti
Date made:
1984
Subject:
Baseball
Sports & Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
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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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Baseball, used by Sam Streeter

Physical Description:
leather (overall material)
yellowed (overall color)
red (overall color)
blue (overall color)
Object Name:
baseball
Date made:
1930-1940
Associated dates:
1930-1939
Subject:
African American History
Baseball
Sports & Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
Credit Line:
Gift from Mr. Sam Streeter
ID Number:
1981.0130.01
Catalog number:
1981.0130.01
Accession number:
1981.0130
Description:
Baseball used by pitcher Sam Streeter (1900-1985). The left-handed Streeter was a star in the Negro Leagues, playing for the Chicago American Giants, the Birmingham Black Barons, the Homestead Grays and the Pittsburgh Crawfords. Streeter was the National League's starting pitcher in the first Negro League All-Star Game in 1933. He finished his career with 117 wins, ranking him 12th in all-time victories in Negro League play.
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Baseball, signed by Stan Musial

Signer:
Musial, Stan
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Object Name:
baseball
autographed baseball
Subject:
Baseball
Sports & Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
ID Number:
2009.0243.12
Accession number:
2009.0243
Catalog number:
2009.0243.12
Description:
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 .331batting average. In 2011 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.
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Baseball, signed by Stan Musial

Signer:
Musial, Stan
Maker:
Rawlings
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Object Name:
baseball
autographed baseball
Place made:
Haïti
Subject:
Baseball
Sports & Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
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 Negro League Players

Signer:
Minoso, Minnie
Johnson, Judy
Porter, Andy
Hughes, Sammy T.
Irvin, Monte
Leonard, Walter F.
Trouppe, Quincy
Renfroe, Chico
O'Neil, Buck
Johnson, Connie
Brewer, Chet
Patterson, Pat
Black, Joe
Allen, Newton
Smith, Hilton
Paige, Satchel
Crutchfield, Jimmie
Maker:
Wilson Sporting Goods Company
Physical Description:
leather (overall material)
white (overall color)
red (overall color)
black (overall color)
Object Name:
baseball
autographed baseball
Subject:
Baseball
Sports & Leisure
African American History
Autographed Baseballs
Credit Line:
Gift from Mr. William Donn Rogosin
ID Number:
1981.0180.01
Catalog number:
1981.0180.01
Accession number:
1981.0180
Description:
Baseball, signed by various Negro League stars. These players played the majority of their careers between 1935-1950.
Autographs include Jimmie Crutchfield; Monte Irvin; Buck Leonard; Quincy Troppe; Chico Renfroe; Buck O'Neil; Connie Johnson; Chet Brewer; Pat Patterson; Satchel Paige; Joe Black; Minne Minoso; Judy Johnson; Andy Porter; Sammy T. Hughes; Hilton Smith; Newton Allen.
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Little League Baseball

User:
Rogers, Kevin
Maker:
Wilson
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Object Name:
baseball
ball
Place made:
United States: West Virginia, Charlestown
Date made:
1990-2000
Subject:
Sports & Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
ID Number:
2003.0164.04
Accession number:
2003.0164
Catalog number:
2003.0164.04
Description:
Baseball, used in Little League play during the 1990s.
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