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Baseball, signed by the 1971 Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Baseball, signed by the 1971 Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Baseball, signed by the 1971 Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Baseball, signed by the 1971 Los Angeles Dodgers
Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Description
Baseball autographed by the 1971 Los Angeles Dodgers. That season the Dodgers finished 89-73, 2nd in the National League West. The autographed baseball was collected by American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996), who was also an avid baseball fan.
Autographs include Bill Sudakis; Willie Crawford; Jim Lefebvre; Bill Grabarkewitz; Jim Brewer; Sandy Vance; Don Sutton; Willie Crawford;
Bill Buckner; Bill Singer; Hoyt Wilhelm; Bob O’Brien; Al Downing; Pete Mikkelsen; Maury Wills; Bill Russell; Tom Haller.
Location
Currently not on view
performing artist; recipient
Fitzgerald, Ella
associated institution
Los Angeles Dodgers
Maker
Spalding
Physical Description
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Object Type
baseball
autographed baseball