This day in baseball: The birth of the newspaper box score
Posted: October 22, 2013 Filed under: 19th Century, This day in baseball | Tags: Alexander Cartwright, Baseball, history, New York Knickerbockers, sports, statistics
On 22 October 1845, the first known box score appeared in the New York Morning News. This was one month after Alexander Cartwright and the Knickerbockers created the first set of written rules for the game.
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