Baseball, signed by Bob Feller

Baseball, signed by Bob Feller

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This 1990s era baseball, "Franklin Pitch Ball Trainer," was signed by Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller (1918-2010)
Pitcher Robert Bob Feller (1918-2010) played Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians from 1936-1941 and from 1945-1956, with the time in-between spent in military service. Compiling a lifetime record of 266-162 with an E.R.A. of 3.25, Feller led the American League in wins six times.
An eight-time All-Star, the right-handed hurler led the league in strikeouts for seven seasons, throwing three no-hitters in his career. In 1948 he helped lead Cleveland to a World Series championship.
Following his playing days, Feller was named the first President of the Major League Baseball’s Players Association (1958.) He was named to Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1962.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
baseball
autographed baseball
baseball, autogrpahed
date made
1990s
signer
Feller, Bob
maker
Franklin
Physical Description
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
ID Number
2009.3098.26
nonaccession number
2009.3098
catalog number
2009.3098.26
Credit Line
Dr. Ronald L. Gabriel (through Thomas J. Cholis)
subject
Baseball
Sports
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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