Baseball, signed by Don Drysdale

Description
Baseball autographed by Don Drysdale (1936-1993). The right handed pitcher played for the Brooklyn/ Los Angeles Dodgers from 1956-1969. Drysdale finished his career with a win-loss record of 209-166, having been named to nine All-Star Teams and receiving the Cy Young Award in 1962. He was a contributor to three World Series Champion Dodger teams (1959, 1963 and 1965). Drysdale has had his number 53 retired by the Los Angeles Dodgers, and was elected into Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame in 1984.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
baseball
ball
autographed baseball
Object Type
baseball
date made
1960s
associated institution
Los Angeles Dodgers
signer
Drysdale, Don
maker
Spalding
Physical Description
cork (overall material)
wool (overall material)
horsehide (overall material)
place made
United States
ID Number
1984.0228.02
accession number
1984.0228
catalog number
1984.0228.02
subject
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
Credit Line
Gift from Brian Pugh
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