Talk:A. G. Spalding

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Ended the NA?Edit

Could somebody explain why "Due to Spalding signing with the White Stockings, he effectively ended the NA"? Stephengeis (talk) 10:16, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

WinsEdit credits AG with 52 wins in 1876. The Hall Of Fame figure, used here, is 47.

Moving to A. G. Spalding, or ..?Edit

Most often my great-great uncle was referred to as A. G. Spalding, or his full name Albert Goodwill Spalding. His nephew, Albert Spalding was a world-renown violinist and composer (also served in WWI with Fiorello H. LaGuardia in the US Army Air Service in Italy). Wikipedia doesn't yet have a bio page for him, but in preparation of such a page, this page needs moving. It apparently has previously existed under a different name, and so I don't want to regress the database. Comments or suggestions welcome and hereby solicited. (BTW, yes, I have personal connections to this topic, so I have both some expertise in both men's bios, but also reason to take others' feedback to maintain NPOV.)

It makes everything work better if you end with some kind of a signature. If you have registered, you can use the 4 tildes ~~~~, and a timestamp will automatically be generated. rags (talk) 13:40, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Birth YearEdit

What is the reference for a birth year of 1849? All references I can find list 1850, including Thisdaytrivia (talk) 22:53, 14 March 2017 (UTC)


I remember reading a story as a child about the man in early years who decided to provide uniforms for his baseball team, and came up with elaborate suits, different for each player position on the field, resulting in chaos on the field. The result was new uniforms which all looked the same. I first thought the designer was Abner Doubleday (it's been 50 years, and I really don't remember who it was), but there's no mention of such on his article. AG Spalding would make more sense, as a supplier of equipment, except that one would expect him to know better than to make such an error, with his years on the mound. I don't believe it to be an apocryphal story, but then I have no source to cite. Anyone else remember? rags (talk) 13:36, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

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