Auction Begins for Doc Adams’ “Laws of Base Ball”
The auction for baseball’s ‘Magna Carta’ starts today including the seminal baseball artifact, the “Laws of Base Ball” authored by Doc Adams. The bidding closes on Saturday, April 23.
“Adams’s hand in the sport’s early rule-making is not a revelation; instead, it is the physical record of his central role memorialized in the three surviving pages of his document.”
This compelling artifact surely establishes that Daniel Lucius ‘Doc’ Adams is unequivocally a key Founding Father of baseball and deserves to be enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Coming up merely 2 votes short of election in the balloting conducted last December, it would seem that this evidence, written in Doc’s own hand, should convince ALL of the members of the Pre-integration Era Committee to be re-convened next in December of 2018, to finally acknowledge Doc’s place in baseball history.
For more info, check out these links:
Lot #1 – The Laws of Base Ball at SCP Auctions
“The Making of Baseball’s Magna Carta”, Our Game (2/28/16)
“Landmark 1857 Baseball Document Could Fetch Record Price”, YouTube (2/28/16)
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