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Chadwick, Henry

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Born: 1824 AD
Died: 1908 AD, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Baseball Player

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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.


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