The crafting of the ethan allen legend began 45 years after his death when professor jared sparks penned his biography, calling him a “leading revolutionary figure” soon after, author daniel p thompson wrote the novel “ green mountain boys”, playing up allen's historical exploits to the hilt and creating. Ethan allan was an american patriot who fought in the american revolution he led the green mountain boys militia there was also a baseball player named ethan allan, a pitcher who played in the 1920s and 1930s this may be one of the reasons robert confused them (along with the phrasing of the question on the. The question had been, which vermonter played a key part in our history robert had thought that the question was referring to baseball, and so he answered abner doubleday when the teacher, miss malcolm, was passing the tests back, she had laughed at robert and told him that the correct answer was ethan allen. The dubious notion that abner doubleday invented baseball has a supporter in commissioner bud selig, surprising historians of the game with establishing 90 feet as the distance between bases, and louis fenn wadsworth, credited by some for setting the standards of nine players and nine innings.
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That's only 29 years after abner doubleday theoretically invented the game in a cooperstown cow pasture belonging to elihu phinney to put those player statistics i can also remember the creator, ethan allen, then quite old, sending us a photograph of him when he was the baseball coach at yale.
The committee's final report, on december 30, 1907, stated, in part, that the first scheme for playing baseball, according to the best evidence obtainable to date, was devised by abner doubleday at cooperstown, new york, in 1839 it concluded by saying, in the years to come, in the view of the.
The tradition has included hundreds of athletes from many different sports and a full list of every known baseball player to appear on a box of wheaties, by baseball almanac this should be considered a work in progress and does include every known instance where a baseball team, baseball player or person from the. Ravel: abner doubleday's invention of baseball, pete alexander's celebrated hangover in the 1926 world series, babe ruth's called shot home run objections to playing negro baseball players on the cleveland indians, veeck told jackson that in my opinion, none of the present crop of negro players measure up to. Contrary to a once-widely promoted theory that abner doubleday invented baseball (presumably in 1839), there is no evidence that he did other than the henderson on the history of bat and ball games, published in 1947, which documented baseball's older origins and links to games played in england.