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Baseball, signed by the 1984 San Francisco Giants.

  • Baseball, signed by the 1984 San Francisco Giants.
  • Baseball, signed by the 1984 San Francisco Giants.
  • Baseball, signed by the 1984 San Francisco Giants.
Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Description
This ball was signed by members of the 1984 San Francisco Giants. That season the Giants finished 66-96, 6th 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 George Riley; Joel Youngblood; Mark Calvert; Bob Brenly; Dusty Baker; Chris Brown; John Rabb; Dan Gladden; Steve Nicosia; Mark Grant; Bill Laskey; Scot Thompson; Fran Mullins; John Clark; Duane Kuiper.
Location
Currently not on view
performing artist; recipient
Fitzgerald, Ella
Maker
Rawlings
Physical Description
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Object Type
baseball
autographed baseball