A.G. Spalding

Birthdate 9/2/1850
Death Date 9/9/1915
Debut Year 1876
Year of Induction 1939
Teams Cubs
Positions Executive, Pitcher

Albert Spalding was a pitcher, manager and executive in the early days of the game. He was the first well-known player to use a fielding glove.

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In the collection:

Spalding gives his book

Spalding gives his book "America's National Game" to Bill Veeck Sr.

In the collection is an autographed page taken from Albert Goodwill Spalding’s book, “America’s National Game”. It is signed, “To Mr. Wm. L Veeck with compliments of AG Spalding, New York, Oct. 21, 1911”. The man it’s inscribed to is Bill Veeck Sr., father

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