Did Alexander Cartwright or Abner Doubleday Invent Baseball?

Who really invented baseball

Did Cartwright or Doubleday invent Baseball?


Some friends and I have an ongoing argument as to who invented baseball.

We believe that we’ve now gotten it down to just two names however.

Alexander Cartwright and Abner Doubleday.

So which of them invented baseball?

And if it was somebody else entirely, then who was it?

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5 Responses to Did Alexander Cartwright or Abner Doubleday Invent Baseball?

  1. george says:

    luke martin did

  2. no-shmuck says:

    The answer to, “Who invented baseball”, is most likely, “nobody”.

    In reality, baseball evolved out of several different “bat and ball” games such as English Rounders, Cricket, and even American Town Ball that had been around for centuries.

    If you really want to give the final credit to just one man however then it has to go to Alexander Cartwright, because he laid down the rules for the sport and also organized the first game.

    So What About Abner Doubleday?

    The Doubleday Myth was created by a supposed panel of “baseball experts” who were appointed to determine the origins of the game but they mostly based their evidence on the testimony of Abner Graves who later shot his wife and was declared criminally insane, after which he spent the rest of his life in a mental institution.

  3. www.creditscorerating.be says:

    I think it was cartwright.

  4. sharon says:

    yall are all nincompoops you hear yall just tryna debate to see who really invented how i se it i say yall dooshbags give it a break ad back the heck off dang yall some immature morons and if you wanna know yes!!!!!!!!! im BLACK

  5. ISHSCABOBBA says:


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