Flick Fact: Was baseball invented by a B-N’s man’s son? | Local News


Question: Pro baseball training camps are opening again, a game invented way back in 1839 in Cooperstown, N.Y., by the game’s famed founder, Abner Doubleday. In what city did Abner’s father, an impressionable force on his life, live?

Answer: Ulysses F. Doubleday lived in Bloomington, Ill. That’s according to one of the many books on B-N history by Don Munson, the now-retired radio personality.

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