ON THIS DATE: (June 5th) IN 1846: Doc Adams was appointed to a committee with teammates, Duncan Curry and William Tucker to arrange a game with the New York Base Ball Club. That game would take place two weeks later. IN … Continue reading
In the May 29, 1859 issue of The Sunday Mercury, a weekly New York newspaper that extensively covered the expanding world of base ball playing, an untitled paragraph announced the possibility of a forthcoming game that would be strikingly different … Continue reading
It is only 5 weeks until Marjorie Adams delivers her “Doc Adams: A Founding Father of Baseball” presentation at SABR 47, the Society of American Baseball Research’s annual convention to be held this year in NYC. For details on her … Continue reading
Marjorie Adams, great-granddaughter of Doc Adams, will be delivering a research presentation, “Doc Adams: A Founding Father of Baseball” at SABR 47 on June 29 in New York City. The convention runs June 28 through July 2 and will be … Continue reading
The Knickerbockers held elections annually to determine who would serve as officials. At the club’s second election, held on May 5, 1846, Adams was named the Knickerbockers’ vice president. At an April 1847 meeting, he became the president of the … Continue reading
On April 24, 2016, the last hours of the auction for the “Laws of Base Ball” authored by Doc Adams lived up to its billing and did not disappoint as the closing bid came in at $3,263,246 setting a new … Continue reading
April 7, 1849, Doc Adams was elected to his third term as President of the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club in New York City. The Club’s meeting was held at Abell’s, 474 Broadway.
Doc Adams became president of the Knickerbockers for the fourth time, winning an election held at the club’s April 5, 1856, meeting.
The 1857 Convention of Base Ball Players met for the second and final time on February 25 at Smith’s Hotel, the headquarters of the Knickerbocker Club, with the following clubs represented: Knickerbocker, Gotham, Eagle, Empire, Putnam, Baltic, Excelsior, Atlantic, Harmony, … Continue reading
Harold Uhlman recently wrote a very interesting article on Think Blue LA titled “MLB has more than one Daddy” that explores the origin of baseball. It illustrates the misinformation of the past creation myths and shows that people are interested … Continue reading