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date: 10 July 2020

Doubleday, Abnerlocked

(26 June 1819–26 January 1893)
  • Brooks D. Simpson
  •  and Matthew E. Van Atta

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Doubleday, Abner (26 June 1819–26 January 1893), soldier and reputed inventor of baseball, was born in Ballston Spa, New York, the son of Ulysses F. Doubleday, a newspaper editor and later a congressman, and Hester Donnelly. He apparently was educated at schools in Auburn, New York, and Cooperstown, New York. In 1838 he received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Graduating in 1842, ranked twenty-fifth in a class of fifty-six, Doubleday was commissioned a lieutenant in the First Artillery Regiment. During the Mexican War he served at Monterrey and Buena Vista under General ...

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