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Alexander Joy Cartwright, Jr
Birth: Apr. 17, 1820
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 13, 1892
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Pioneer. Born in New York City, he was officially credited by the US Congress for inventing the modern game of baseball on June 3, 1953. In 1842, he founded the Knickerbocker Baseball Club in Manhattan and Cartwright with a committee from his club drew up rules converting this playground game into a more elaborate and interesting sport to be played by adults. His club participated in the first competitive game under these rules on June 19, 1846, with the Knickerbockers losing 211 to the New York Nine. He moved to Hawaii in 1849, served as fire chief of Honolulu 1850 to 1863 and encouraged the growth of baseball on the islands until his death. In 1938, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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O'ahu Cemetery
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
 
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