Catcher's mitt used by Roy Campanella

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Worn by
Campanella, Roy, American, 1921 - 1993
Date
ca. 1950
On View
Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
Medium
leather, padding, metal
Dimensions
9 3/4 × 12 × 3 5/16 in. (24.8 × 30.5 × 8.5 cm)
Description
A dark brown leather catcher's mitt used by Roy Campanella. The catcher's mitt lacks individual fingers and is to be worn on the left hand. The back has an adjustable strap across the top with leather strip ties strung through metal grommets around the perimeter of the glove. An opening is under the adjustable trap. The glove is heavily padded.
Place used
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
Type
gloves
Topic
Athletes
Baseball
Sports
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.30.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
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