American Association Baseball Scoreboard

Here’s a first: an old American Association baseball scoreboard. The board itself dates from 1884, and the chalk-written stats are likely from the 1920s. Structural integrity was addressed with a new cradle, custom built and attached to the back. Fish emulsion adhesive strengthened the cracks in the planks. To aid in altering the warped condition, clamps were used to gently bring the boards and areas back into alignment. Cleaning provided clarity to the face of the scoreboard.

The American Association (AA) was a professional baseball league in existence from 1882-1891. Once it ended, seven of its teams joined the National League.

 

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