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The Baseball Hall of Fame also has a collection of Other people that are largely responsible for starting the sport and helping to build it into America's pastime.

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Alexander Joy Cartwright

Alexander Joy Cartwright is the father of baseball as we know it. He drafted a set of 20 rules that were intended to set baseball apart from other bat-and-ball games. Learn how Alexander Joy Cartwright shaped baseball into the game we know and love.


Alexander Joy Cartwright

Alexander Joy Cartwright is the father of baseball as we know it. Learn how Alexander Joy Cartwright shaped baseball into the game we know and love. See more »

Henry Chadwick

Henry Chadwick was christened the "Father of Baseball" by Teddy Roosevelt. Read about the only sportswriter ever to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame. See more »

Ban Johnson

Ban Johnson was enshrined in Cooperstown as the founder of the American League. Find out more about this Hall of Famer and how the AL got its start. See more »