Baseball Legends of Green-Wood Cemetery


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By Peter J. Nash

The first baseball monument appeared at Green-Wood in 1862 to honor the game's first martyr and star, James Creighton, Jr. 

Since then, Green-Wood has become home to almost 200 baseball pioneers: members of the Knickerbocker, Atlantic, and Excelsior Clubs of the 19th century; Brooklyn's beloved Charles Ebbets; stadium owners; ball makers; and "the Father of Baseball," Henry Chadwick. (Softcover, Arcadia Publishing, 2003)