Baseball Cap worn by New York Yankee Allie Reynolds


Baseball cap worn by Allie Reynolds of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, 1947–1954

Allie Reynolds was a star pitcher in Yankee pinstripes who used his renown to promote American Indian causes.

Allie Reynolds, like so many Native male athletes, had to live with the thoughtlessly pejorative nickname "Chief." And in 1951, after he became the first American League pitcher to throw two no-hitters in a season, a sportscaster dubbed him "Super Chief." While Reynolds tried but never shook the name, in retirement he leveraged his fame by founding the Red Earth cultural festival and leading other initiatives that celebrated Native peoples.

Date Made: 1947 - 1954

Associated Institution: New York YankeesAssociated Name: A. G. Spalding & Bros.

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

Web Subject: SportsSport: BaseballLevel Of Sport: ProfessionalMajor LeagueSubject: Native Americans


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Exhibition: Entertainment Nation

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of Allie P. Reynolds

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1992.0256.03Catalog Number: 1992.0256.03Accession Number: 1992.0256

Object Name: cap, baseball

Physical Description: wool (overall material)Measurements: overall: 4 in x 11 in x 7 1/4 in; 10.16 cm x 27.94 cm x 18.415 cm


Record Id: nmah_1121325

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