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Abner Doubleday, Boy Baseball Pioneer


For a short biography of Abner Doubleday, click here.

Abner Doubleday had a significant role in the Civil War as a lieutenant colonel, strongly opposed to slavery, in the Union Army. Find out More.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum details the origins of baseball.

Abner Doubleday - Major General of the United States Army. See pictures of Doubleday and his tomb at Arlington National Cemetery.

Attention Teachers! Learning is fun when it involves baseball! Math games, writing lessons, and history facts are all included in the Inventor's Workshop at Teacher's First.

What is the connection with the Presidents of the United States and baseball? Did you know . . . the words mentioned in an unidentified soldier's letter were the 1st proof that President George Washington "played base" - or at least a version of the game. Source.

Want to know some ultimate fun facts about the sport? Read:

Thorn, John and Pete Palmer (Editors). Total Baseball: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Baseball. HarperCollins, (book and disk edition) 1993.

Teachers - Learn how to incorporate baseball into your science lesson with this book:

Adair, Robert K. The Physics of Baseball. New York: Harper and Row, 1990.

Read Abner's own words!

Doubleday, Abner. My Life in the Old Army: The Reminiscences of Abner Doubleday: From the Collections of the New-York Historical Society. Texas Christian University Press

For older children:

Gutman, Dan. Abner and Me (Baseball Card Adventures). Harper Collins, 2005


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