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Big League Baseballs' Museum of Rawlings, Reach and Spalding Major League Game Balls, and baseballs from leagues around the world.
Official National League Baseballs. Made by Spalding 1878-1976, Rawlings '77-'99. NL Presidents: Nicholas Young 1885-1902, Harry Pulliam 1903-1909, John Heydler 1909-'10 & 1918-'34, Thomas Lynch 1910-'13, John Tener 1913-'18, Ford Frick 1934-1951, Warren Giles 1951-1969, Charles Feeney 1969-1986, Bart Giamatti 1986-'89, William White 1989-1994, Leonard Coleman 1994 - 1999.
The Official Baseballs of the American League. Made by Reach (a subsidiary of Spalding) 1901-1974, Spalding 1974-1976, and Rawlings 1977-1999, then replaced by the current universal Rawlings MLB ball. AL Presidents: Ban Johnson 1901-1927, Ernest Barnard 1927-1931, William Harridge 1931-1959, Joe (Joseph) Cronin 1959-1973, Lee MacPhail 1974-1983, Bobby Brown 1984-1994 and Gene Budig 1994 - 1999.
The complete collection of World Series Official Game Baseballs, dating back to 1978, when the first commemorative game ball was produced.
The Mid-Summer Classic: host to the most colorful and distinct Major League game balls. Every official All-Star baseball offered is pictured, from 1979 - present.
The National League and American League Division Series - NLDS and ALDS, and the American and National League Championship Series - NLCS and ALCS - Official Game Baseballs. These baseballs were only used for postseason games from 1996-1999 and were discontinued once the league presidents' offices were dissolved prior to the 2000 season.
Rawlings Special Event Official Game Baseballs include AL, NL and MLB balls with commemorative stamps. A wide variety were produced to commemorate special occasions for use in MLB games, beginning in 1991. These include Inaugural, Final Game & Season; Opening Day, Series & Game; Home Run Derby and All-Star Futures; Player Retirement, and many others.
Featured are Official Game Balls (Rawlings and Mizuno) used in organized International baseball tournaments & exhibitions that included participation by MLB and its players. The 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, CA, the World Baseball Classic (2006, 2009, 20012), Japan All-Star Series / Tours from 1979-2006, and the 2011 Taiwan All-Star Series.
A wide range of promotional baseballs with official Rawlings MLB stamping. These are not Game Balls, but they sure emulate them, in most cases. Produced for charitable events, private signings by dealers such as Steiner Sports, and many others. Even the 48th Annual Grammy Awards has a commemorative ball.
Aside from making the Official Ball of the Major Leagues and many other leagues, Rawlings laces them up for its own company promotion. Gold Glove Award balls and others are included.
The Museum of Baseballs own Hall of Misfits: misprints, prototypes, experimental balls and a few officially stamped baseballs that simply didn't fit anywhere else in the Museum. All related to MLB.
Official Game Balls of Minor League Baseball. MLB/MiLB affiliated leagues balls, commemoratives from All-Star Games, World Series and Special Events. Includes defunct leagues and seasonal leagues.
Baseball leagues of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1, 2, 3; National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA); including College World Series, USA Baseball and all NCBA related baseballs.
Official Baseballs from pro leagues around the world. Nippon Professional Baseball, Korea Baseball Organization, Dominican, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Venezuelan Professional Baseball Leagues, Australian League, etc.
Currently under construction, the gallery will include the Mens' Senior Baseball League / Men's Adult Baseball League, American Legion Leagues and all leagues that have no direct affiliation to MLB, MiLB, NCBA/NCAA/NCIA or foreign pro leagues.