Henry Chadwick

Birthdate 10/5/1824
Death Date 4/29/1908
Debut Year 1856
Year of Induction 1938
Teams MLB
Position Executive

Often called “The Father of Baseball”, Henry Chadwick is credited with creating the box score and the statistics of batting average and ERA.

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First edition Charles Dickens book from Henry Chadwick's library, signed by Chadwick

First edition Charles Dickens book from Henry Chadwick's library, signed by Chadwick

Born in England in 1824, Henry Chadwick immigrated to the United States at age 12. A frequent player of cricket and rounders, Chadwick first saw baseball in 1856 as a cricket reporter for The New York Times. Soon after he turned his
Closeup of Henry Chadwick's autograph

Closeup of Henry Chadwick's autograph

The signature of Henry Chadwick is found only in the most advanced collections of Hall of Fame autographs. With an 1824 birth year and and a death year of 1908, surviving examples are more than a century old. Shown here is a closeup of the autograph of one of the earliest of pioneers of the game.

4 responses to “Henry Chadwick”

  1. Mark Phillips says:

    I have an index card autograph of Henry Chadwick Sunday Mercury signed on 2nd line. Anyone know the value ? its boldly signed both name and newspaper name too.

  2. Did not get email.
    philims1459@gmail.com
    I have a picture Henry Chadwick autograph to send you. Do not see how to send to you
    Mark Phillips

  3. Quinn Coffey says:

    I have a Henry Chadwick poem written to his wife. All hand written and signed Henry. What would it be worth?

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