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
date made
1953
signer
Barber, Red
maker
Spalding
place made
United States
Physical Description
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
ID Number
2009.0243.18
accession number
2009.0243
catalog number
2009.0243.18
subject
Baseball
Sports
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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