Dr. David Bohmer: Nine Non-Players Who Have Shaped Baseball

This presentation focused on nine men who never played professional baseball, but whose contributions have shaped the game we watch today. 

The first group left their legacy over a century ago.  Henry Chadwick, a native Englishman, became intrigued with the new game of baseball and eventually developed the box score as a way of measuring individual accomplishments.  In 1875, William Hulbert, Chicago coal magnate, founded the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, better known today as the National League.  In 1900, Byron Bancroft

This presentation focused on nine men who never played professional baseball, but whose contributions have shaped the game we watch today. 

The first group left their legacy over a century ago.  Henry Chadwick, a native Englishman, became intrigued with the new game of baseball and eventually developed the box score as a way of measuring individual accomplishments.  In 1875, William Hulbert, Chicago coal magnate, founded the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, better known today as the National League.  In 1900, Byron Bancroft



Originally published: May 17, 2007. Last Updated: May 17, 2007.

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