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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, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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