Baseball, signed by Buck O'Neil


Baseball signed by Buck O'Neil (1911-2006). Born John Jordan O'Neil, Buck was a star first baseman and manager for the Negro American League's Kansas City Monarchs (1937-1955). He later served as a scout for Major League Baseball.

Signer: O'Neil, BuckMaker: Franklin

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: China

Web Subject: African American HistoryName Of Sport: BaseballWeb Subject: SportsLevel Of Sport: negro leagues


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2009.0243.11Accession Number: 2009.0243Catalog Number: 2009.0243.11

Object Name: baseballautographed baseballbaseball, autographed

Physical Description: cork (overall material)yarn (overall material)leather (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm


Record Id: nmah_1391869

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