Re: Birthdays- 9/2
As good a player as Albert Goodwill Spalding was, he was an even better entrepreneur. He published the first official rules guide for baseball (in which he stated that only Spalding baseballs should be used, as they were of higher quality than other baseballs). He also founded the Baseball Guide, which was the most widely-read baseball publication of its time. He also began using a glove when he pitched, primarily because he and his brother had begun selling baseball gloves, and it was good advertising.