Chadwick, Henry

Henry Chadwick
Born: October 5, 1824, Exeter, England
Died: April 29, 1908, Brooklyn, New York
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1938

A pioneer of early baseball, Henry Chadwick influenced the game by wielding a pen, not a bat. A renowned journalist, he developed the modern box score, introduced statistics such as batting average and ERA, wrote numerous instructional manuals on the game, and edited multiple baseball guides. He was an influential member of baseball's early rules committees. His tireless work and devoted love for the game greatly aided in popularizing baseball during its infancy.

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Did You Know: 
that in 1868, Henry Chadwick wrote the first hard-cover book on baseball, The Game of Base Ball?