Autographed Baseball from WDIA Radio Station

Autographed Baseball from WDIA Radio Station

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Description
Autographed baseball from WDIA radio station in Memphis, Tennessee. WDIA began broadcasting in 1947 and is still on the airwaves. In 1954, the station increased to 50,000 watts and is known as the station with "50,000 watts of Goodwill," as a result of its community involvement.
Autographs include Buck Leonard; Monte Irvin; Bob Feller; Luke Appling; Enos Slaughter; Max Patkin; Carl Erskine; Ted Turner.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
baseball
autographed baseball
baseball, autogrpahed
signer
Leonard, Walter F.
Physical Description
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
ID Number
2009.3098.27
nonaccession number
2009.3098
catalog number
2009.3098.27
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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