Alexander Cartwright is often referred to as The Father of Modern baseball. Though the appellation may be an overstatement, Cartwright was a founding and influential member of the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of New York City, baseball's first organized club. Cartwright likely played a key role in formalizing the first published rules of the game, including the concept of foul territory, the distance between bases, three-out innings, and the elimination of retiring baserunners by throwing batted baseballs at them.
Father: Alexander Joy CARTWRIGHT b: 5 OCT 1784 in Massachusetts
Mother: Hester Rebecca BURLOCK b: 25 AUG 1792 in New York
Marriage 1 Eliza Ann VAN WE b: 1820