Albert Goodwill Spalding was an American pitcher, manager, and executive in the early years of professional baseball, and the co-founder of A.G. Spalding sporting goods company. He was born and raised in Byron, Illinois yet graduated from Rockford Central High School in Rockford, Illinois. He played major league baseball between 1871 and 1878. Spalding set a trend when he started wearing a baseball glove.
About Albert Spalding
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.
He played baseball as a child growing up in Rockford, Illinois.
He helped the Chicago White Stockings win the National League Pennant in 1876.
He had a nephew, also named Albert, who became a famous concert violinist.
He played on the old Chicago White Stockings with Hall of Fame hitter Cap Anson.
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