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First base used in Inaugural Civil Rights Game
- Used by
- Major League Baseball, American, founded 1869
- Manufactured by
- Schutt Sports, American
- Square first base baseball base used in the 2007 inaugural Major League Baseball [MLB] Civil Rights baseball game. Top of base has printed design featuring an illustration of three fists grabbing a bat. Next to the design, black type reads, [CIVIL / RIGHTS / GAME]. Text that reads: [Original Hollywood Base/ Jack Corbett / Schutt Sports] is impressed over the design and black text. The MLB logo is both in ink and impressed on the top of the base. Four rectangular plaques appear on the sides of the base. Two of the sides feature plaques that have the MLB logo next to white type that reads, [CIVIL RIGHTS GAME]. One of the other sides has red type that reads, [St. Louis] in the style of the St. Louis Cardinals logo. The last side reads in red type, [Cleveland] in the style of the Cleveland Indians logo. Handwritten in black on bottom edge of the base is: [1ST B / SET B]. A sticker is near the black handwriting. There is also a stamp in red that reads: [Nov 28 2006]. There is dirt on all over the base.
- Credit Line
- Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
- 2006; used 2007
- Object number
- Restrictions & Rights
- No Known Copyright Restrictions
- Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
- ball game equipment
- H x W x D: 3 1/8 × 15 × 15 in., 6 lb. (7.9 × 38.1 × 38.1 cm, 2.7 kg)
- Place used
- Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
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- National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
- Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
- Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
- On View
- NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
- National Museum of African American History and Culture
- African American
- Civil Rights
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