Abner Doubleday Quotes
“Few persons appreciate the steadiness and courage required, when all around is in flight and confusion, for a force to advance steadily to the post of danger in front and meet the exulting enemy. Such men are heroes, and far more worthy of honor than those who fight in the full blaze of successful warfare.”
- Date of birth: June 26, 1819
- Died: January 26, 1893
- Born: in Ballston Spa, New York, The United States.
- Description: Abner Doubleday was a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. Although Doubleday achieved minor fame as a competent combat general with experience in many important Civil War battles, he is more widely remembered as the supposed inventor of the game of baseball, in Elihu Phinney's cow pasture in Cooperstown, New York, in 1839. Even though there is considerable evidence to dispute this claim and despite the lack of solid evidence linking Doubleday to the origins of baseball, Cooperstown, New York became the new home of what is today the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 1937.