Henry Chadwick and the box score

In 2009, NPR’s Morning Edition did this short report on Henry Chadwick and the creation of what many consider to be the first box score:

The box score, as well as the various statistics that exist in the game, have evolved tremendously over the years. But it’s pretty commonly accepted that Chadwick is the man we have to thank for getting the ball rolling on the mathematical record-keeping side of the game.

You can find the full NPR story, including the text portion, here.

On the passing of Pepper Paire

Here’s a great little blurb by NPR on Lavonne “Pepper” Paire Davis, who passed away in early February of this year.  Davis was a catcher with the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during the 1940s and co-wrote the Official Song of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League with Nalda Bird.


NPR: Pitching Like It’s 1860

Pitching Like It’s 1860, Teams Play Ball With Vintage Flair

Here’s an awesome story done by NPR’s “All Things Considered.”  It covers the Essex Base Ball Organization, which plays this great game according to the rules of the 1865 rule book.  They even use the original equipment and the terminology.  Check it out!  You won’t be sorry.