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Baseball, signed by the 1979 Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Baseball, signed by the 1979 Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Baseball, signed by the 1979 Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Baseball, signed by the 1979 Los Angeles Dodgers
Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of American History
Description
Baseball signed by the 1979 Los Angeles Dodgers. That season the Dodgers finished 79-83, 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 Dusty Baker; Steve Yeager; Burt Hooton; Von Joshua; Bill Russell; Johnny Oates; Don Sutton; Pedro Guererro; Steve Garvey.
Location
Currently not on view
performing artist; recipient
Fitzgerald, Ella
Date Made
ca 1979
Physical Description
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Object Type
baseball
autographed baseball