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Honolulu Will Honor Cartwright Sunday


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 10, 2012

~~<p>Tribute will be paid tomorrow to the memory of Alexander Joy Cartwright, former Honolulan, for his role as the father of modern baseball. Sandwiched between two games at the Honolulu stadium, a ceremony will be held to present the city with a duplicate of the plaque being unveiled Monday in baseball's hall of fame at Cooperstown, N.Y.</p>
<p>Donor of the plaque is William Cartwright, great grandson of the man who is credited with laying out the baseball diamond, fixing the size of a team at nine members, setting the length of the game at nine innings and organizing the first baseball club.</p>
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Tribute will be paid tomorrow to the memory of Alexander Joy Cartwright, former Honolulan, for his role as the father of modern baseball. Sandwiched between two games at the Honolulu stadium, a ceremony will be held to present the city with a duplicate of the plaque being unveiled Monday in baseball's hall of fame at Cooperstown, N.Y.

Donor of the plaque is William Cartwright, great grandson of the man who is credited with laying out the baseball diamond, fixing the size of a team at nine members, setting the length of the game at nine innings and organizing the first baseball club. Login for more...



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