Jersey for the Atlanta Braves worn and autographed by Hank Aaron

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  • Image for Jersey for the Atlanta Braves worn and autographed by Hank Aaron
  • Image for Jersey for the Atlanta Braves worn and autographed by Hank Aaron
  • Image for Jersey for the Atlanta Braves worn and autographed by Hank Aaron
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Created by
Spalding, American, founded 1876
Worn by
Aaron, Hank, American, born 1934
Medium
wool, synthetic fiber, plastic
Dimensions
On form: 34 1/4 × 26 × 9 1/2 in. (87 × 66 × 24.1 cm)
Type
jerseys
sports uniforms
Place depicted
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1968-1969
Description
Atlanta Braves "away" or "road" jersey worn by Hank Aaron during the 1968 or 1969 MLB season. Jersey is grey in color with blue and red stitched type on front and back. Type on front chest area reads, [Braves]. Type on back reads, [44]. Patch on PR sleeve features an MLB logo with red type that reads, [100th ANNIVERSARY]. Patch on PL sleeve features an illustration of a caricatured American Indian face. Hank Aaron autograph in lower portion of jersey's front. Next to signature are several labels including a Spalding label and a size "40" label. Label with blue ink on inside of neckline reads, [44 40 68].
Topic
African American
Athletes
Baseball
Clothing and dress
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.297.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Memorabilia and Ephemera
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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