Alexander Cartwright vintage hand written and signed letter on onion paper 1883. Alexander Cartwright II (April 17, 1820July 12, 1892) was officially credited by the United States Congress on June 3, 1953, with inventing the modern game of baseball. Abner Doubleday w as once credited with the invention of baseball, but the story is now considered a myth by sports historians, and Alexander Cartwright is now recognized as the true inventor of baseball. While establishing the Knickerbockers Base Ball club in 1845 Cartwright played a key role in formalizing the first published rules of the game, including the concept of foul territory, the distance between bases, three-out innings, and the elimination of retiring baserunners by throwing batted baseballs at them. Alexander Cartwright was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1938 in a pioneers category for the Veterans’ Committee ballot. The item “Alexander Cartwright vintage hand written and signed letter on onion paper 1883″ is in sale since Tuesday, January 9, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “ultimate-sports-man-cave” and is located in Akron, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed by: Alexander Cartwright
- Autograph Authentication: PAAS AUthentication (PAAS)