Track baton used by Bob Wobbrock at Gardena High School, Los Angeles, California

Description (Brief):

Robert Wobbrock attended Gardena High School in California from 1953 to 1956. A typical kid of the fifties, he lettered in football and track and proudly wore this letterman’s sweater his senior year. On April 29, 1955, while a junior, Bob was the anchor for an 8-man mile relay against rival, Westchester High. Although the baton was dropped, Bob pulled his team together at the end to win. This baton was signed by all members of the winning team including the coaches of the Gardena High track team.

Date Made: 1955

Depicted: Wobbrock, Bob

Location: Currently not on view

Web Subject: SportsName Of Sport: trackLevel Of Sport: High School


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0242.06Accession Number: 2006.0242Catalog Number: 2006.0242.06

Object Name: Batonbaton, track

Physical Description: wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 30 cm x 4 cm; 11 13/16 in x 1 9/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1320139

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