Alexander Joy Cartwright, one of the founders of the amateur Knickerbocker Baseball Club, developed the rules of the game. Those rules were first used in a game at Hoboken, New Jersey, on July 19, 1846, between the Knickerbockers and the New York Nine.

After arriving in Honolulu in 1849, he quickly became a familiar sports figure throughout the kingdom and immediately began teaching the game to anyone who wanted to learn. There is a baseball field named in his honor in Makiki, O’ahu, Hawaiʻi.

Cartwright was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, in 1938.

BORN 1820

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