Baseball, awarded to Walter "Buck" Leonard

Description
Baseball awarded to Walter Fenner "Buck" Leonard (1907-1997), star first baseman of the Negro League's Homestead Grays, while playing winter baseball in Puerto Rico in 1941.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
autographed baseball
baseball, autographed
baseball
baseball, negro league
date made
1941
referenced
Leonard, Walter F.
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
cork (overall material)
yellowed (overall color)
red (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
associated place
United States
Associated Place
Puerto Rico
ID Number
1981.0123.02
catalog number
1981.0123.02
accession number
1981.0123
subject
Baseball
African American History
Sports
Autographed Baseballs
negro leagues
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Walter "Buck" Leonard
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