"The Base Ball Player's Book of Reference," by Henry Chadwick, 1867

Summary

This is considered baseball's first official rule book. Author Henry Chadwick was a sports journalist and leading promoter of the game. This is a greatly expanded version of the original 1866 book, both published by J. C. Haney & Company. It was used by the 24 clubs who competed in the 1867 World's Tournament of Base Ball, held in Detroit.

This is considered baseball's first official rule book. Author Henry Chadwick was a sports journalist and leading promoter of the game. This is a greatly expanded version of the original 1866 book, both published by J. C. Haney & Company. It was used by the 24 clubs who competed in the 1867 World's Tournament of Base Ball, held in Detroit.

Artifact

Book

Date Made

1867

Subject Date

1867

Creators

Chadwick, Henry, 1824-1908 

J.C. Haney & Company 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Authored by Henry Chadwick. Published by J.C. Haney & Co., New York, New York.

Collection Title

Book Collection 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2003.12.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)
Bookbinding (Process)

Color

Blue
Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 5.813 in

Width: 3.875 in

Depth: 0.375 in

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