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 William Ambrose Hulbert

William Ambrose Hulbert

Birth
Burlington Flats, Otsego County, New York, USA
Death 10 Apr 1882 (aged 49)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 522 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Executive. Regarded as a pioneer in organized professional baseball, he was part owner of Chicago's National Association team, when he and Albert Spalding founded the National League in 1876. He was elected National League's first president that year and is credited with establishing respectability, integrity and a sound foundation for the new league with his relentless opposition to betting, rowdiness and other prevalent abuses that threatened the sport. He remained President of the National Baseball League until his death of a heart attack at age 49 and was posthumously elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veteran's Committee in 1995.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 522
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Ambrose Hulbert (23 Oct 1832–10 Apr 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 522, citing Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .