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Alexander Cartwright


1820 Born on April 17 in New York
1842 Marries Eliza Ann Gerrits Van Wie
1845 Organizes first formal baseball club, the Knickerbockers; draws up first set of baseball rules on September 23
1846 Plays in first recognized modern baseball game, between the Knickerbockers and the New York Nine, on June 19
1849 Leaves New York in March to seek gold in California
1849 Leaves California by boat; arrives in Hawaii in late August
1851 Wife and children join him in Hawaii
1852 Introduces baseball in Honolulu
1892 Dies in Honolulu on July 12

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