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Kelly Deserves Credit for Originating Shorthand Scoring System

Salience Noteworthy
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Location Greater New York City
City/State/Country: nyc, ny, United States
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
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Credit for the shorthand scoring system belongs not to Chadwick but to Michael J. Kelly of the Herald. The box score — beyond the recording of outs and runs—may be Kelly's invention as well, but cricket had supplied the model."

Sources

John Thorn, "Pots and Pans and Bats and Balls," posted January 23, 2008 at

http://thornpricks.blogspot.com/2008/01/pots-pans-and-bats-balls.html

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