The Ball Players’ Chronicle: A Weekly Journal Devoted to the Interests of the American Game of Base Ball and Kindred Sports of the Field
Thompson and Pearson
June 6, 1867
Volume 1, number 1
The first magazine devoted entirely to baseball, The Ball Players’ Chronicle was founded by Henry Chadwick, often referred to as the “father of baseball.” In 1869, it merged into National Chronicle, the official organ of the National Association of Base Ball Players.