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Member News: Join us at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the main entrance of Brooklyn's historic Green-Wood Cemetery (500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232) for a trolley tour, hosted by historian Tom Gilbert, through the story of early baseball.

The journey will begin at the burial site of James Whyte "Too Late" Davis, where the first marker installed --- thanks to SABR's 19th Century Baseball Grave Marker Project, an MLB grant, and generous donations by SABR members --- will be unveiled.

Green-Wood Cemetery has more than 200 of the game's early players, managers, executives, and notables such as Hall of Famer Henry Chadwick and baseball's first superstar, Jim Creighton.

Davis was a delegate to the 1867 convention of the National Association of Amateur Base Ball Players.and actually wrote his own epitaph and the engraving on his stone matches his words precisely, with the addition of the year of his death, 1899.

Please be a part of this historic event and celebrate the life of one of the men whose largely unknown history played such an important role in America's Pastime.

For more information, please contact Ralph Carhart at

See also: Help support SABR's 19th Century Baseball Grave Marker Project

SABR 19th Century Grave Marker Project to unveil first plaque for James Whyte Davis

Too Late to Reach Home Plate

Member News: On May 22nd, The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning center will be presenting Reign Men: Great Dynasty Debate - Baseball Experts Examine Which Baseball Team Had the Best Cluster of Championship Season. A press release is available by clicking here.

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