Baseball, signed by the 1979 Los Angeles Dodgers

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
autographed baseball
date made
ca 1979
performing artist; recipient
Fitzgerald, Ella
Physical Description
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
African American
Sports & Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
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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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