Henry Chadwick

Henry Chadwick
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1938
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Primary position: Executive

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 the concept of earned and unearned runs, wrote numerous instructional manuals on the game, and edited multiple baseball guides. He was an influential member of baseball’s early rules committees, and his tireless work and devoted love for the game greatly aided in popularizing baseball during its infancy.

"Chadwick was an influence for good at a time when the game badly needed such a person. For years he kept pounding away in print on such subjects as the desirability of temperance and the need for fair treatment of umpires, and he lived to see improvements in those and other areas. "
Baseball Hall of Fame historian Lee Allen

Career stats

Year Inducted: 1938
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Position Played: Executive
Birth place: Exeter. England
Birth year: 1824
Died: 1908, Brooklyn, New York