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Team USA Hockey Jersey, worn by Bill Baker

Team USA Hockey Jersey, worn by Bill Baker

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Description (Brief)
This jersey was worn by defenseman Bill Baker (b.1956) as a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey team. During that year's games, held in Lake Placid, New York, Baker and Team USA participated in one of the greatest sports upsets of all-time, defeating the Soviet Union in the medal round in the game now known as "The Miracle on Ice." Following that game, team USA attained the gold medal by defeating Finland.
Baker was a stand-out player for the University of Minnesota prior to joining Team USA. Afterward he played professionally in the NHL for five seasons, spending time with the Canadiens, Rockies, Blues and Rangers.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jersey, hockey
date made
1980
associated institution
U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
associated place
United States: New York, Lake Placid
Physical Description
fabric, synthetic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 32 1/2 in x 24 in; 82.55 cm x 60.96 cm
name piece: 4 in x 11 1/2 in; 10.16 cm x 29.21 cm
ID Number
1984.0940.05
accession number
1984.0940
catalog number
1984.0940.05
Credit Line
Sports Illustrated
subject
Ice Hockey
Sports
Amateur
Olympics
Olympic Winter Games: Lake Placid, 1980
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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