1926 New York Yankees Autographed Baseball

Description (Brief):

This baseball was autographed by members of the 1926 New York Yankees, including future Hall of Famers George Herman "Babe" Ruth (1895-1948) and Lou Gehrig (1903-1941).

Description (Brief)

Gehrig played in a record 2,130 consecutive baseball games for the Yankees before amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) forced him from the field in 1939. Gehrig's continued humility and courage while fatally ill inspired the country. ALS is still commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Date Made: 1926

Signer: Ruth, BabeGehrig, LouAssociated Institution: New York Yankees

Location: Currently not on view

Web Subject: SportsSubject: BaseballName Of Sport: BaseballLevel Of Sport: Professional


See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure, Autographed Baseballs, 1939 exhibit


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of the Elliot Spencer family through Brad Spencer

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2002.0123.01Accession Number: 2002.0123Catalog Number: 2002.0123.01

Object Name: ballautographed baseballbaseball, autographed

Physical Description: cork (center material)wool (layer material)horsehide (cover material)Measurements: overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-bdc3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1022489

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