Peter Morris highlights how Doc Adams’ passion for baseball was critical to game’s early survival in his book, But Didn’t We Have Fun?, The book has been described as: Mr. Morris retrieves a lost era and a lost way of life. Offering a challenging new perspective on baseball’s earliest years, and conveying the sense of delight that once pervaded the game and its players, Mr. Morris supplants old myths with a story just as marvelous-but one that really happened.
“We have already seen that the Knickerbockers became so apathetic about the game that Daniel Adams claimed to ‘have to employ all my rhetoric to induce attendance'”.
Doc Adams was not one to seek credit for his contributions. Maybe that’s why he was overlooked for so long.
Doc Adams has been dead since 1899. he is too well versed in the art of patience.Twitter, John Thorn
It’s that modesty that led to our education campaign so that he finally gets acknowledged as a true pioneer of the game and recognized with enshrinement in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Note that it was a “Scotch saddler” rather than a “Scotch soldier”.