April 20: Henry Chadwick

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April 20

Henry Chadwick, “The Father Of Baseball” who created the scoring system that is still in use today (for example, 6-4-3 for a play from the shortstop to the second baseman to the first baseman) emerged from a coma on this date in 1908, asked if his beloved Dodgers had won, was told they had lost, and died.

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