Baseball, signed by broadcaster Red Barber

Description
Baseball signed by baseball broadcaster Red Barber (1908-1992). At the time, Barber was the play-by-play announcer for the Brooklyn Dodgers, for whom he worked from 1934 to 1953. Barber also served in as announcer for the Cincinnati Reds (1934-1938) and New York Yankees (1954-1966.)
The ball is inscribed " For my Friend Ronald Gabriel, good luck, Red Barber /1/13/53."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
baseball
autographed baseball
baseball, autographed
date made
1953
signer
Barber, Red
maker
Spalding
Physical Description
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
2009.0243.18
accession number
2009.0243
catalog number
2009.0243.18
subject
Baseball
Sports
Autographed Baseballs
Professional
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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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