From BR Bullpen
William A. Hulbert
- Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
 Biographical Information
William Hulbert was one of the founders of the National League and its President from 1877 until his death in 1882. He was also President of the Chicago White Stockings (who later became the Chicago Cubs). Also a well-known Chicago businessman, Hulbert died of heart disease at age 49.
"It always has been the contention of the author that the role of this strong man of the Middle West in baseball has been grossly underplayed. ..." Fred Lieb, in his book The Baseball Story.
 Related Sites
- Richard Hershberger: "Chicago's Role in Early Professional Baseball", in The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Volume 40, Number 1 (Spring 2011), pp. 9-11.