HULBERT'S RESTING PLACE
I read with interest Steve Wulf's VIEWPOINT (Feb. 26) about William Ambrose Hulbert, the principal founder of the National League. Your readers might be interested in seeing a photograph of Hulbert's grave marker in Graceland Cemetery on Chicago's North Side, just a few blocks from Wrigley Field. The granite headstone is in the shape of a baseball and has a circumference of about 50 inches. In addition to Hulbert's name, it bears the names of the league's other founding fathers and of the eight National League teams in existence at the time of Hulbert's death in 1882.
The cemetery is open to the public for walking tours, and on summer afternoons you can easily hear the roar of the crowd when the Cubs are playing. If you're wondering why I would be in a cemetery while the Cubs are playing close by, it's because I'm a White Sox fan and can't find anything better to do during the daylight hours.