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

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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
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
Credit Line
Gift of Walter "Buck" Leonard
subject
Baseball
Sports
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

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