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Manufactured by:
Hillerich & Bradsby Co., American, founded 1884  Search this
Owned by:
Anthony Keith Gwynn, American, 1960 - 2014  Search this
Medium:
sterling silver
Dimensions:
L x W (Width taken from widest part of the bat): 33 7/8 × 2 1/2 × 2 in. (86 × 6.4 × 5.1 cm)
Type:
bats
Place made:
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1997
Description:
Silver Bat awarded to Tony Gwynn in 1997. Bat is the shape and size of a standard Major League Baseball (MLB) bat, but is made of sterling silver. Etched at center of bat is the Louisville Slugger logo, with the number 125 above it. To the right of the logo, towards the top of the bat, there is another Louisville Slugger logo that reads: [Powerized] to indicate the type of hardening process used on the bat. Next to that logo type etching reads: [BATTING CHAMPION 1997 / NATIONAL LEAGUE / B. A. .372 / GENUINE / TONY GWYNN (Gwynn’s etched signature) / LOUISVILLE SLUGGER]. The bottom of handle reads: [LOUISVILLE SLUGGER / MADE IN U.S.A.].
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Baseball  Search this
Sports  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.256.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Exhibition:
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c71593b9-a9a3-4b9d-bd9f-41ecc0ba8022
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.256.1