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Baseball, signed by the 1982 San Francisco Giants

  • Baseball, signed by the 1982 San Francisco Giants
  • Baseball, signed by the 1982 San Francisco Giants
  • Baseball, signed by the 1982 San Francisco Giants
  • Baseball, signed by the 1982 San Francisco Giants
Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Description
Baseball signed by the 1982 San Francisco Giants. That season the Giants finished 87-75, 3rd in the National League West. The ball was collected by American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996), who was also an avid baseball fan.
Autographs include Frank Robinson; Bob Brenly; Chris Brown; Chili Davis; Jose Barrios; Reggie Smith; Mark Dempsey; Dan Schatzeder; Joe Morgan; Jack Clark.
Location
Currently not on view
performing artist; recipient
Fitzgerald, Ella
associated institution
Los Angeles Dodgers
Maker
Rawlings
Date Made
1982
Credit Line
Fitzgerald 1989 Trust
Physical Description
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Object Type
baseball
autographed baseball