Baseball, signed by the 1931 New York Yankees and Jack Dempsey

Baseball, signed by the 1931 New York Yankees and Jack Dempsey

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Baseball signed by the 1931 New York Yankees. That season the Yankees finished 94-59, 2nd in the American League. The ball is also signed by American boxing legend Jack Dempsey (1895-1983).
Autographs include Jack Dempsey; Babe Ruth; Lou Gehrig; Tony Lazzeri; Lyn Lary; Joe Sewell; Earle Combs; Ben Chapman; Bill Dickey; Samuel Byrd; Jimmie Reese; Lefty Gomez; Red Ruffing; Hank Johnson; Herb Pennock; George Pipgras; Ed Wells; Roy Sherid.
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Object Name
autographed baseball
baseball, autographed
date made
associated institution
New York Yankees
Ruth, Babe
Gehrig, Lou
Dempsey, Jack
place made
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
Physical Description
cork (overall material)
wool (overall material)
horsehide (overall material)
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
ID Number
accession number
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
Sports & Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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