Albert Spalding

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Birthday
2, 1850
Birthplace
Byron, IL
Death Date
Sep 9, 1915 (65)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
2, 1850
Birthplace
Byron, IL
Death Date
Sep 9, 1915 (65)

About

Pitcher whose career spanned from 1866 to 1877. He became best known as the co-founder of AG Spalding Sporting Goods, which he began in Chicago while still an active player.

Before Fame

He played baseball as a child growing up in Rockford, Illinois.

Trivia

He helped the Chicago White Stockings win the National League Pennant in 1876.

Family Life

He had a nephew, also named Albert, who became a famous concert violinist.

Associated With

He played on the old Chicago White Stockings with Hall of Fame hitter Cap Anson.