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 Alexander Joy Cartwright, Jr

Alexander Joy Cartwright, Jr

Birth
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 12 Jul 1892 (aged 72)
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Memorial ID 1283 · View Source
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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 21–1 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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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1283
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Joy Cartwright, Jr (17 Apr 1820–12 Jul 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1283, citing O'ahu Cemetery, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .