Softball, signed by the 1940-1941 Boston Red Sox

Description (Brief):

White leather softball autographed by members of the 1940-1941 Boston Red Sox. The ball was raffled by the B.P.O.E. 63 of Cumberland, Maryland to raise funds for children's charities during the 1940s.

Description (Brief)

Autographs include Lefty Grove; Ted Williams; Don DiMaggio.

Date Made: ca 1941

Associated Institution: Boston Red SoxSigner: Williams, TedGrove, LeftyDiMaggio, Dom

Location: Currently not on view

Name Of Sport: BaseballWeb Subject: SportsLevel Of Sport: Professional


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


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Frances W. Fletcher

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0807.01Accession Number: 1985.0807Catalog Number: 1985.0807.01

Object Name: softball, autographed

Physical Description: leather (overall material)cotton (overall material)cork (overall material)Measurements: overall: 4 in; 10.16 cm


Record Id: nmah_681563

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