Abner Doubleday Biography
Birthday: June 26, 1819 (Cancer)
Born In: Ballston Spa, New York, United States
Abner Doubleday was an officer in the US Army who served in the American Civil War. He was also once considered the inventor of baseball, though this claim has been since debunked. He was born in Ballston Spa, New York, US. He did his schooling from Auburn and Cooperstown. Later, he attended the US Military Academy and after his graduation, he was appointed as a cadet. During the Mexican War, he served as an artillery officer. He next took part in the Seminole War in Florida. He also commanded gunners during the American Civil War. By 1867, he had been promoted to the rank of a colonel, and after a few years, he retired from the army. He passed away at the age of 73 in New Jersey. During his final years, he was also an eminent member of the Theosophical Society. He became its president later. Several years after Doubleday passed away, in 1908, he was declared as the inventor of baseball by the Mills Commission. However, many baseball historians have debunked this claim.