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Abner Doubleday

Abner Doubleday (Mythology.  Born, Cooperstown, NY, June 26, 1819; died, Mendham, NJ, Jan. 26, 1893.)  A genuine Civil War hero, Abner Doubleday is falsely credited with the “invention” of modern baseball in 1839 at Cooperstown, N.Y.  Though his accomplishments were many and laudable, this achievement was not among them.  It is a myth wholly without […]

Bozeman Bulger

Bozeman Bulger (Sportswriter.  Born, Dadeville, AL, Nov. 22, 1877, died, Lynbrook, LI, May 22, 1932.)  A lawyer and military officer, Bozeman Bulger was also a leading baseball writer for The Evening World for most of a quarter-century.  Bulger joined The Evening World in 1905, was a charter member of the B.B.W.A.A. in 1908, and was with […]

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