Birth of Baseball

This photo circa 1870 courtesy of Marjorie Putnam Adams shows Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams. A newly verified set of documents from baseball’s early history serve almost as a paternity test for the game. Maury Povich might look at them on his daytime talk show and declare: “Doc Adams, you ARE the father!” Or, for the man he’s replacing, “Alexander Cartwright, you are NOT the father of baseball.” (Courtesy of Marjorie Putnam Adams/Wikipedia via AP)