On The Ball

On the Ball: A Collection of Head of State Signatures

On the Ball is an exhibit of 116 baseballs, from the collection of Randy Kaplan that have been signed by various heads of state, including two Kings, an Emir, a Prince, thirteen female heads of state, as well as Prime Ministers and Presidents from around the globe. Kaplan's extraordinary baseball collection contains 1,000 baseballs autographed by 150 heads of state and high ranking political leaders from various countries.  

The exhibit will be on display through December 14, 2014.


Then & Now

Did You Know…

After throwing out the first ball at the new Astrodome in Houston, Texas, on April 9, 1965, President Johnson returned to Houston on November 28 of that year to hear his friend and spiritual advisor Reverend Billy Graham speak at a revival. Afterward, the President "went to the fence lines where crowds were gathered to shake hands with some of them." From Lyndon Johnson's Daily Diary

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