Elihu Phinney owned the field where the first baseball game was played. The field is now known as Doubleday Field. The pitcher was Elihu Phinney and the catcher was Abner Doubleday. This description is according to a famous letter written by Abner Spalding. This check was signed during a period of Elihu's life were he added the religious symbol ichthys to his signature. This is a fish-like symbol that makes the E actually look like a K. This is a reproduction of an original signed check by Elihu Phinney himself.