Henry Chadwick Award: Larry McCray

By John Thorn

This article was published in the Spring 2017 Baseball Research Journal.

A profile of 2017 Henry Chadwick Award winner Larry McCray. Larry McCray created the vast and invaluable Protoball Project, to help researchers and writers locate and refine primary data on the evolution and spread of ball play from ancient times up to 1870, just before the first professional baseball organization began and variation among rules and styles began to narrow. Many hands may have made light the work, but it is to Larry that we must credit the now widespread understanding . . .

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