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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, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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, Kenneth E. Behring Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1163317

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, Kenneth E. Behring Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1391124
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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.
Cite as:
Ronald Gabriel Baseball Memorabilia Collection, 1912-2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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

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, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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, Kenneth E. Behring Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1392986
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Autographed Baseball from WDIA Radio Station

view Autographed Baseball from WDIA Radio Station digital asset number 1
Signer:
Leonard, Walter F.
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
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.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Baseball
Sports
Professional
Credit Line:
Dr. Ronald L. Gabriel (through Thomas J. Cholis)
ID Number:
2009.3098.27
Nonaccession number:
2009.3098
Catalog number:
2009.3098.27
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1391221
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