Monica Nucciarone – The Controversial Contribution of Alexander Cartwright to Baseball History

Most books published on the subject of baseball typically begin with back-story that Alexander Cartwright is responsible for creating the modern version of the game. Though there is evidence that Alexander Cartwright was involved with the New York Knickerbockers, both as a player and as an officer of the club, the full extent of his involvement and contribution is unknown. This is not to say that many of the stories told about Cartwright are not true to a partial or full extent.

Most books published on the subject of baseball typically begin with back-story that Alexander Cartwright is responsible for creating the modern version of the game. Though there is evidence that Alexander Cartwright was involved with the New York Knickerbockers, both as a player and as an officer of the club, the full extent of his involvement and contribution is unknown. This is not to say that many of the stories told about Cartwright are not true to a partial or full extent. However, Cartwright



Originally published: May 4, 2007. Last Updated: May 4, 2007.

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