Vintage Base Ball Association’s Gary Schiappacasse on Doc Adams
The Vintage Base Ball Association is a strong advocate for getting Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams’s into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams contributions to the game have been documented in the “Laws of Base Ball” first presented to the New York area ball clubs on January 22, 1857.
Doc Adams played the game, created base balls and bats, was the President of the Knickerbockers, and was elected as the presiding officer of the first conventions and Rules Committees to standardize the rules of the game. In addition he created the shortstop position, advocated for nine innings, and nine players per side, set the distance between bases at ninety feet, and advocated for the “fly game.”
Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams as a significant pioneer of baseball deserves to be voted in to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He is truly the father of the modern game of baseball.
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