Baseball, signed by 1984 All-Star Game Participants

Description
Baseball signed by participants in the 1984 Major League Baseball All-Star Game . The exhibition was held on July 10th in Candlestick Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. It was won by the National League All-Stars by a score of 3-1. The game's MVP was Montreal Expo's catcher Gary Carter. The ball was collected by American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996), who was also an avid baseball fan.
Autographs include Al Holland; Keith Hernandez; Dwight Gooden; Bob Brenly; Tim Wallach; Charlie Lea; Rafael Ramirez; Mike Schmidt; Mario Soto; Dale Murphy; Jesse Orosco; Tim Wallach; Tim Raines; Chili Davis; Jody Davis; Tony Gwynn; Ryne Sandberg.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
baseball
autographed baseball
date made
1984
performing artist; recipient
Fitzgerald, Ella
maker
Rawlings
Physical Description
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Associated Place
United States: California, San Francisco
ID Number
1996.0342.109
accession number
1996.0342
catalog number
1996.0342.109
subject
Musicians
African American
Blacks
Baseball
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
Sports & Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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