Baseball, signed by the 1935 Philadelphia Athletics


Baseball signed by the 1935 Philadelphia Athletics. That season, the A's finished 58-91, 8th in the American League.

Autographs include Connie Mack; Jimmie Foxx; Roger Cramer; Skeeter Newsome; Wally Moses; Rabbit Warstler; Eric McNair; Pinky Higgins; Bob Johnson; Paul Richards; Lou Finney; Charlie Berry; Johnny Marcum; Bill Dietrich; George Blaeholder; Whitey Wilshere; Roy Mahaffey.

Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy, better known as Connie Mack, played major league baseball from 1886-1896. In 1901 he was named manager of the Philadelphia Athletics, a position he would hold for 50 years. During his tenure he became the sport's all-time winningest manager, accumulating 3,776 victories. With Mack at the helm, the A's won 9 American League pennants and 5 World Series Championships.

Date Made: 1935

Associated Institution: Philadelphia AthleticsMaker: Davega Sports

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Baseball


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CL.310547.128Accession Number: 310547Catalog Number: 310547.128

Object Name: baseball, autographedautographed baseball

Physical Description: cork (overall material)rubber (overall material)horsehide (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm


Record Id: nmah_1062873

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