Old documents call Cartwright’s legacy into question
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Alexander Cartwright is credited with drawing up the rules for baseball in 1845 before moving to Hawaii in 1849. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1938.
A photo provided by SCP Auctions shows the 1857 documents titled “Laws of Base Ball.” The documents went up for auction this week.
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The grave site of Alexander Joy Cartwright Jr. is at Oahu Cemetery in Nuuanu. Cartwright moved to Honolulu in 1849. He codified the basic rules of baseball as it is played today in 1845.
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