1926 New York Yankees Autographed Baseball

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Description (Brief)
This baseball was autographed by members of the 1926 New York Yankees, including future Hall of Famers George Herman “Babe” Ruth (1895-1948) and Lou Gehrig (1903-1941).
Gehrig played in a record 2,130 consecutive baseball games for the Yankees before amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) forced him from the field in 1939. Gehrig’s continued humility and courage while fatally ill inspired the country. ALS is still commonly referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s disease.”
Location
Currently not on view
Credit Line
Gift of the Elliot Spencer family through Brad Spencer
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
1939 exhibit
1926
ID Number
2002.0123.01
accession number
2002.0123
catalog number
2002.0123.01
signer
Ruth, Babe
Gehrig, Lou
associated institution
New York Yankees
subject
Sports
Baseball
Baseball
Professional
Physical Description
cork (center material)
wool (layer material)
horsehide (cover material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
National Museum of American History
Object Name
ball
autographed baseball
baseball, autographed