The Many Faces of Baseball

Among the many souvenirs of Francis “Fay” Vincent, Jr.’s tenure as Commissioner of Major League Baseball (1989-1992) is his collection of signed photographs and baseballs. The photos and baseballs are signed by many different players, umpires, team owners, sports writers, and presidents and their families. They tell a story all by themselves and stand as a record of Vincent’s time in office, of his numerous constituencies, the special events of each season, and the friendships he forged with the greats of the game. A gift to the Mattatuck Museum, Vincent’s collection will be on public display for the first time.