Boaters, Batters, and Boxers: A Sporting Visit to Green-Wood Cemetery

Janes Walk

Led By JOHN SEMLAK, Guides Association of New York City

Walk through the beauty of Green-Wood Cemetery past the graves of some of the most important figures of early American sports. We see graves of multiple men called the “father of baseball.” We see two gravestones with baseballs carved on their gravestone. We will also see the first national champion boxer, a ship designer who started a 132-year winning streak, and players who ended an 89-game streak.
We’ll see pioneers in men’s and women’s golf. Along the way we learn about NYC’s role in the history of American sports.

The walk will mostly be along paved paths but to see some of the gravestones well you'll need to be able to walk on the grass. The route will have relatively steep hills.
Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Sunday, May 8, 2022
11:00 AM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Brooklyn
Theme: History & Culture
Language: English
The Green-Wood Cemetery Chapel, Brooklyn. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Bestbudbrian.