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Baseball Signed by the Ontario Lakers

Object Details

Medium
cork, yarn, leather
Dimensions
3 in. (7.6 cm)
Cite As
Gift of the Pierce Family
Caption
This baseball was used in a game played by the Ontario Lakers against the D.C. Rec West All Stars on July 18, 1974 and is signed by the players and coaches. The Ontario Lakers was a youth sports team founded in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C. by Walter C. Pierce ‘because we were a bunch of kids who had nothing else to do.’ These Lakers quickly developed into a source of local pride, as they built their own fields and were active participants in their neighborhood, planting a garden in 1972 and starting a recycling campaign in 1982. As part of the Ontario Lakers team, young people could find constructive leadership in their community and transform the urban landscape, all whilst playing the sport they loved.
Accession Number
2017.18.2
Type
baseball
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl83856281c-0059-4f5b-86ed-feab6ff7ee5c
Record ID
acm_2017.18.2
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