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Baseball, autographed by Connie Mack.

Baseball, autographed by Connie Mack.

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Description
Baseball autographed by former Philadelphia Athletics manager Connie Mack (1862-1956).
Born Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy, Mack played in the major leagues from 1886-1896. In 1901 he was named manager of the Philadelphia Athletics, a position he would hold for 50 years. During his tenure he became the sport's all-time winningest manager, accumulating 3,776 victories and leading the A's to 9 American League pennants and 5 World Series Championships.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
baseball, autographed
autographed baseball
signer
Mack, Connie
maker
Spalding
Physical Description
cork (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
horesehide (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
ID Number
1993.0460.02
catalog number
1993.0460.02
accession number
1993.0460
Credit Line
Juliana C. Jones and Robert M. Jones in memory of Thomas J. Jones
subject
Sports
Baseball
Professional
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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