Baseball used in the 1937 Negro League East-West All-Star Game

Description
Baseball used in the 1937 Negro League East-West All-Star Game, played on August 8, 1937 at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois. Buck Leonard (1907-1997), first baseman for the Homestead Grays, hit a home run to help the East win 7-2, keeping this baseball as a souvenir.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
baseball
autographed baseball
date made
1937
user
Leonard, Walter F.
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
cork (overall material)
yellowed (overall color)
blue (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
ID Number
1981.0342.05
catalog number
1981.0342.05
accession number
1981.0342
subject
Baseball
Sports
Autographed Baseballs
negro leagues
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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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