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

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

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Baton
baton, track
date made
1955
depicted
Wobbrock, Bob
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 30 cm x 4 cm; 11 13/16 in x 1 9/16 in
ID Number
2006.0242.06
accession number
2006.0242
catalog number
2006.0242.06
subject
Sports
track
High School
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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