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Baseball, signed by the 1971 Los Angeles Dodgers

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Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of American History
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