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Thursday, April 07, 2016

‘Laws of Base Ball’ documents dated 1857 establish new founder of sport

The 1857 documents titled “Laws of Base Ball” establish the essentials of the modern game: The distance of the base paths is 90 feet, the length of the game is nine innings and nine players are in the field.

And they do it three years earlier than the 1860 birth date now recognized.

The documents were authored by Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams, making him the founding father of America’s pastime, not Alexander Cartwright, who now is credited.

ajnrules Posted: April 07, 2016 at 04:21 PM | 25 comment(s)
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