Silver Bat awarded to Tony Gwynn

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Manufactured by
Hillerich & Bradsby Co., American, founded 1884
Owned by
Gwynn, Anthony Keith, American, 1960 - 2014
Medium
sterling silver
Dimensions
L x W (Width taken from widest part of the bat): 33 7/8 × 2 1/2 × 2 in. (86 × 6.4 × 5.1 cm)
Type
bats
Place made
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States, North and Central America
Date
1997
Description
Silver Bat awarded to Tony Gwynn in 1997. Bat is the shape and size of a standard Major League Baseball (MLB) bat, but is made of sterling silver. Etched at center of bat is the Louisville Slugger logo, with the number 125 above it. To the right of the logo, towards the top of the bat, there is another Louisville Slugger logo that reads: [Powerized] to indicate the type of hardening process used on the bat. Next to that logo type etching reads: [BATTING CHAMPION 1997 / NATIONAL LEAGUE / B. A. .372 / GENUINE / TONY GWYNN (Gwynn’s etched signature) / LOUISVILLE SLUGGER]. The bottom of handle reads: [LOUISVILLE SLUGGER / MADE IN U.S.A.].
Topic
African American
Athletes
Baseball
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.256.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Awards and Medals
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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