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Henry Chadwick
Birth: Oct. 5, 1824
Exeter
Devon, England
Death: Apr. 20, 1908
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Pioneer. Born in Exeter, England, he migrated with his father to New York in 1837. Though he never really played the game, he became a very important figure in 19th Century baseball history. In 1844, he began reporting for a Brooklyn newspaper and by the 1850s, he was a reporter for the New York Times. After watching a match between the Gotham and Eagle baseball clubs in 1856, he became convinced that he could make baseball America's national game in word and in truth. He began writing baseball in the newspapers to make the game popular, scientific and more relevant than any other individual in that era. Publishing some of the earliest books about baseball, he created sports journalism in the 1870s and earned the reputation through out the nation as the "Father of Baseball". In 1938, he was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Jane Botts Chadwick (1819 - 1915)*
 
 Children:
  Susan M Chadwick Eldridge (1851 - 1910)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Section 31, Lot 32004
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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