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John B. Foster

John B. Foster (Sportswriter.  Born, Norwalk, OH, July 16, 1863; died, Washington, DC, Sept. 29, 1941.)  Successor, in 1908, to Henry Chadwick as editor of Spalding’s Baseball Guide, John B. Foster was also active as a sportswriter for over 50 years.  Starting in Cleveland, O., in 1888, when he covered his first major league game, Foster […]

Henry Chadwick

Henry Chadwick (Sportswriter.  Born, St. Thomas Exeter, England, Oct. 6, 1824; died, Brooklyn, NY, Apr. 20, 1908.)  Henry Chadwick is known in sports history as “Father Baseball” due to his relentless writing and publicizing of the sport.  He could just as easily be known as the “father of sportswriting.”  After coming to the United States […]

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