1824 – Born on the 5th of October in Exeter, England.
1867 – He accompanied the National Base Ball Club of Washington D.C. on their inaugural national tour, as their official scorer.
1874 – Was instrumental in organising a similar tour of England, which included games of both baseball and cricket.
1870 – He was instrumental in the first demonstration that rotation imparted while throwing could cause a ball to curve, which took place at the Capitoline Grounds in Brooklyn in August.
1875 – Goldsmith would go to pitch for the New Haven New Havens.
1876 – London Tecumsehs.
1877-1878 – Joined the fledgling International Association.
– The National League’s Troy, Michigan.
1879 – The Chicago White Stockings.
1880-1884 – Also of the National League and the Baltimore Orioles of the American Association.
1938 – His contributions to the game of Baseball, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.
1908 – Died on the 20th of April at age 83 in Brooklyn, New York and is interred in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. "The Father of Base Ball" is inscribed on his grave marker.