Baseball bat used by Frank Robinson

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Manufactured by
Hillerich & Bradsby Co., American, founded 1884
Used by
Robinson, Frank, American, 1935 - 2019
Medium
wood
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2 5/8 × 35 1/4 × 2 5/8 in. (6.7 × 89.5 × 6.7 cm)
Type
bats
Place made
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States, North and Central America
Date
1973-1975
Description
Model R161 wood bat with black writing on side. Black type near center of bat reads, [LOUISVILLE SLUGGER® / 125 / HILLERICH & BRADSBY Co / MADE IN U.S.A. / LOUISVILLE, KY. / Powerized]. Type near end opposite of handle reads, [GENUINE / R161 / Frank Robinson / LOUISVILLE SLUGGER]. The bat is cracked one third of the way up from the handle.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Baseball
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.120.10
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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