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Baseball

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Retailer:
Stall and Dean
Maker:
Stall & Dean
Physical Description:
leather (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
Object Name:
baseball
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Brockton
Date made:
1965-1975
Description (Brief):
Professional League baseball, style No. 2000, with original box. Made by the Stall and Dean Company of Brockton, Massachusetts.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Baseball
Manufacturing
Sports
Professional
ID Number:
1998.0324.08
Accession number:
1998.0324
Catalog number:
1998.0324.08
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1300332

Baseball

view Baseball digital asset number 1
Physical Description:
rubber (overall material)
leather (overall material)
cork (overall material)
Object Name:
baseball
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."
Location:
Currently not on view
Credit Line:
From Pedro Chavez
ID Number:
1995.0330.01
Catalog number:
1995.0330.01
Accession number:
1995.0330
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Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1176044
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Baseball, used in the 1983 Cracker Jack Old Timers Baseball Classic.

view Baseball, used in the 1983 Cracker Jack Old Timers Baseball Classic. digital asset number 1
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
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
Subject:
Baseball
Sports
Credit Line:
Cracker Jack Old Timers Baseball Classic
ID Number:
1984.0229.01
Accession number:
1984.0229
Catalog number:
1984.0229.01
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_679016
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Homemade Baseball

view Homemade Baseball digital asset number 1
Maker:
Clark, Ida
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
horsehide (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
Object Name:
baseball, autographed
baseball
Place made:
United States: New Hampshire, Stinson Lake
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.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Sports
Baseball
Women
ID Number:
1989.0665.02
Catalog number:
1989.0665.02
Accession number:
1989.0665
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1062789

World Series Baseball autographed by Joe Carter

view World Series Baseball autographed by Joe Carter digital asset number 1
Created by:
Rawlings, American, founded 1887
Issued by:
Major League Baseball, American, founded 1869
Signed by:
Joe Carter
Medium:
cork (bark) , yarn and hide
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2 7/8 × 2 7/8 × 2 7/8 in. (7.3 × 7.3 × 7.3 cm)
Type:
baseballs
Date:
1992
Description:
An official 1992 World Series baseball. The baseball is a white hide with red stitching. Red type on the baseball reads: [Rawlings] and [OFFICIAL BALL / 1992 WORLD SERIES / Francis T. Vincent, Jr / COMMISSIONER]. The 1992 World Series logo is also printed on the baseball. Underneath the logo, there is an autograph by Toronto Blue Jay Joe Carter, in blue ink that reads: [Joe Carter].
Topic:
African American
Baseball
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.50
Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.50
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Official National League Baseball

view Official National League Baseball digital asset number 1
Referenced:
Frick, Ford
Maker:
Spalding
Physical Description:
horsehide (overall material)
cushioned cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
Object Name:
baseball
Date made:
ca 1950
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.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Baseball
Sports
Professional
Credit Line:
Gift in the Memory of Daniel Ray Hoak
ID Number:
1986.0702.02
Accession number:
1986.0702
Catalog number:
1986.0702.02
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_682047

Baltimore Orioles Autographed Baseball

view Baltimore Orioles Autographed Baseball digital asset number 1
Referenced:
Ripkin, Jr., Cal
Baltimore Orioles
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:
Taiwan
Description (Brief):
This baseball has been autographed by members of the Baltimore Orioles, including Cal Ripken Jr., Brooks Robinson, and Fred Lynn.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Baseball
Sports
Professional
ID Number:
2009.0243.14
Accession number:
2009.0243
Catalog number:
2009.0243.14
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1391870
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Official Babe Ruth League Baseball

view Official Babe Ruth League Baseball digital asset number 1
Retailer:
Stall and Dean
Maker:
Stall & Dean
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
Object Name:
baseball with box
ball with box
baseball
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Brockton
Date made:
1956-1971
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.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Baseball
Sports
Manufacturing
ID Number:
1998.0324.07
Accession number:
1998.0324
Catalog number:
1998.0324.07
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1300331

Baseball, signed by Stan Musial

view Baseball, signed by Stan Musial digital asset number 1
Signer:
Musial, Stan
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
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.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Baseball
Sports
Professional
ID Number:
2009.0243.12
Accession number:
2009.0243
Catalog number:
2009.0243.12
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1393744
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Baseball, signed by Stan Musial

view Baseball, signed by Stan Musial digital asset number 1
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
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.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Baseball
Sports
Professional
ID Number:
2009.0243.15
Accession number:
2009.0243
Catalog number:
2009.0243.15
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1391859
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Baseball, Georgetown vs. Penn State

view Baseball, Georgetown vs. Penn State digital asset number 1
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
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.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Baseball
College
Sports
Credit Line:
John B. Tullner in honor of his children Cathy, John, Jr., and Jimmy Turner
ID Number:
1985.0401.02
Accession number:
1985.0401
Catalog number:
1985.0401.02
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_681526

Baseball, signed by Bob Feller

view Baseball, signed by Bob Feller digital asset number 1
Signer:
Feller, Bob
Maker:
Franklin
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
Date made:
1990s
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.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Baseball
Sports
Professional
Credit Line:
Dr. Ronald L. Gabriel (through Thomas J. Cholis)
ID Number:
2009.3098.26
Nonaccession number:
2009.3098
Catalog number:
2009.3098.26
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1391191
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Baseball, signed by Buck O'Neil

view Baseball, signed by Buck O'Neil digital asset number 1
Signer:
O'Neil, Buck
Maker:
Franklin
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:
China
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.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
African American History
Baseball
Sports
negro leagues
ID Number:
2009.0243.11
Accession number:
2009.0243
Catalog number:
2009.0243.11
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1391869
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Little League Baseball

view Little League Baseball digital asset number 1
User:
Rogers, Kevin
Maker:
Wilson
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
Object Name:
baseball
ball
Place made:
United States: West Virginia, Charlestown
Date made:
1990-2000
Description:
Baseball, used in Little League play during the 1990s.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Sports
Baseball
Little League
Children
ID Number:
2003.0164.04
Accession number:
2003.0164
Catalog number:
2003.0164.04
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1211904

Babe Ruth Autographed Baseball

view Babe Ruth Autographed Baseball digital asset number 1
Signer:
Ruth, Babe
Maker:
Spalding
Physical Description:
cork, cushioned (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
horsehide (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
Object Name:
baseball
autographed baseball
Description:
The New York Yankees' legendary "Sultan of Swat" signed this baseball for a fan during a visit to Scranton, Pennsylvania.
A neglected and delinquent child, George Herman Ruth, Jr. (1895-1948), best known as Babe Ruth, discovered his love for baseball while living at St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys in Baltimore. He began his major-league career as a star pitcher, but was reassigned to the outfield due to his powerful swing. With his record-setting home runs—60 in one season, 714 career total—and larger-than-life personality, Ruth thrilled fans and redefined the character of America's national pastime.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Sports
Baseball
Professional
Related Publication:
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
Credit Line:
Gift of Juliana C. Jones and Robert M. Jones in memory of Thomas J. Jones
ID Number:
1993.0460.01
Catalog number:
1993.0460.01
Accession number:
1993.0460
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1163317

Ted Williams [color baseball card], 1957

view Ted Williams [color baseball card], 1957 digital asset number 1
Collector:
Gabriel, Ronald L. 1941-2009
Subject:
Williams, Ted
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, approx. 3-1/2" x 2-1/2"
Type:
Collecting cards
Baseball cards
Photographs
Date:
1957
1950-1960
Notes:
In Box 3.
Reproduction restricted due to copyright.
Creases.
Cite as:
Ronald Gabriel Baseball Memorabilia Collection, 1912-2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453
Topic:
Baseball
Local number:
AC1178-0000007.tif (AC Scan)
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Ronald Gabriel Baseball Memorabilia Collection, ca. 1912-2009
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_298243

Taiwan Major League Professional Baseball, Taichung Agan

view Taiwan Major League Professional Baseball, Taichung Agan digital asset number 1
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
Object Name:
baseball
Associated Place:
Taiwan
Description (Brief):
Official Baseball for the Taiwan Professional Baseball League, featuring the logo for the Taichung Agan (robots). The team played from 1996-2003.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Baseball
Sports
Professional
Credit Line:
Dr. Ronald L. Gabriel (through Thomas J. Cholis)
ID Number:
2009.3098.22
Nonaccession number:
2009.3098
Catalog number:
2009.3098.22
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1391124
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Baseball, signed by broadcaster Red Barber

view Baseball, signed by broadcaster Red Barber digital asset number 1
Signer:
Barber, Red
Maker:
Spalding
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:
United States
Date made:
1953
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."
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Baseball
Sports
Professional
ID Number:
2009.0243.18
Accession number:
2009.0243
Catalog number:
2009.0243.18
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Autographed Baseballs
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1392994
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Baseball, signed by the 1952 Brooklyn Dodgers

view Baseball, signed by the 1952 Brooklyn Dodgers digital asset number 1
Referenced:
Brooklyn Dodgers
Maker:
Spalding
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:
United States
Date made:
1952
Description:
Baseball signed by the 1952 Brooklyn Dodgers. That season the Dodgers finished 96-57, 1st in the National League, losing to the New York Yankees in the World Series 4 games to 3.
Autographs include Jackie Robinson; Roy Campanella; Carl Erksine; Chuck Dressen; Ralph Branca; Gil Hodges; Joe Landrum; Johnny Rutherford; Joe Black; Ray Moore; Clyde King; Billy Cox; Duke Snider; Pee Wee Reese; Car Furillo; Rocky Bridges; Bobby Morgan; George Shuba; Warren Giles.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Baseball
Sports
Professional
ID Number:
2009.0243.17
Accession number:
2009.0243
Catalog number:
2009.0243.17
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1392986
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Baseball, with Jackie Robinson Commemorative Stamp

view Baseball, with Jackie Robinson Commemorative Stamp digital asset number 1
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
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.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Baseball
Sports
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
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1391184
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