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Babe Ruth Autographed Baseball

Babe Ruth Autographed Baseball

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The New York Yankees' legendary "Sultan of Swat" signed this baseball for a fan during a visit to Scranton, Pennsylvania.
A neglected and delinquent child, George Herman Ruth, Jr. (1895-1948), best known as Babe Ruth, discovered his love for baseball while living at St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys in Baltimore. He began his major-league career as a star pitcher, but was reassigned to the outfield due to his powerful swing. With his record-setting home runs—60 in one season, 714 career total—and larger-than-life personality, Ruth thrilled fans and redefined the character of America's national pastime.
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Object Name
autographed baseball
Ruth, Babe
Physical Description
cork, cushioned (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
horsehide (overall material)
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Juliana C. Jones and Robert M. Jones in memory of Thomas J. Jones
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
National Treasures exhibit
Autographed Baseballs
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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