Profession: Inventor of Modern Baseball
Why Famous: Though some dispute exists as to who created the modern version of baseball, it is generally agreed that Cartwright developed it along with a committee from his club, the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club, in 1845.
Cartwright was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1938 as the official founder of the modern game.
- 1938-09-13 Alexander Cartwright is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
- 1956-01-19 Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field