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 Henry Chadwick

Henry Chadwick

Birth
Exeter, City of Exeter, Devon, England
Death 20 Apr 1908 (aged 83)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 31, Lot 32004
Memorial ID 1167 · View Source
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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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1167
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Chadwick (5 Oct 1824–20 Apr 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1167, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .