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Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
Location 55 Sullivan Place
Brooklyn, New York 11225 (now demolished)
Opened April 9, 1913
Demolished February 23, 1960
Owner Brooklyn Dodgers
Surface Grass
Construction cost $750,000 USD
Architect Clarence Randall Van Buskirk
Tenants
Brooklyn Dodgers (1913-1957)
Brooklyn Lions (NFL) (1926)
Brooklyn football Dodgers/Tigers (NFL) (1930- 1944)
Brooklyn Dodgers football (AAFC) (1946- 1948)
Capacity
25,000 (1913); 32,000 (1932)

Ebbets Field was a Major League Baseball park located in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. It was the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers of the National League. Two different incarnations of a Brooklyn Dodgers football team also used Ebbets Field as their home stadium. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1753x1275, 252 KB) Licensing This image is in the public domain in the United States. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... The Brooklyn Dodgers were a Major League Baseball team that played from 1890-1957. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers were a Major League Baseball team that played from 1890-1957. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... The Brooklyn Lions were an NFL team in 1926. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers was an American football team that played in the National Football League from 1930 to 1943, and in 1944 as the Brooklyn Tigers. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers was an American Football team that played in the All-America Football Conference from 1946 to 1948. ... The All-America Football Conference (AAFC) was a professional American football league that challenged the rival National Football League from 1946 to 1949. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games This article is about the building type. ... Crown Heights is a neighborhood in Brooklyn in New York City. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... NY redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers were an American Football team which was a member of the NFL from 1930 to 1943, and in 1944 as the Brooklyn Tigers. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...

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History

Charles Ebbets, namesake of Ebbets Field.
Charles Ebbets, namesake of Ebbets Field.

Ebbets Field was on the block bound by Bedford Avenue, Sullivan Place, McKeever Place, and Montgomery Street. Club owner Charlie Ebbets acquired the property over several years, starting in 1908, by buying parcels of land until he owned the entire block. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 445 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (3829 × 5158 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 445 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (3829 × 5158 pixel, file size: 1. ... Charles Hercules Ebbets (October 29, 1859 - April 18, 1925) was an American sports executive who was owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1903 to 1925. ... Charles Hercules Ebbets (October 29, 1859 – April 18, 1925) was an American sports executive who was owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1902 to 1925. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ...


The park opened on April 9, 1913, replacing the old Washington Park. It was the scene of some early successes, as the "Robins" (so-called for long-time manager Wilbert Robinson) won league championships in 1916 and 1920. Then the team slid into some hard times for a couple of decades, until new ownership brought in first promotional wizard Larry MacPhail (in 1938), then, after MacPhail's wartime resignation, player development genius Branch Rickey (in 1943). In addition to his well-known breaking of the color line by signing Jackie Robinson, Rickey's savvy with farm systems produced results that made the Brooklyn Dodgers "Bums" a perennial contender, which they would continue to be for decades to come. is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1912 in sports, other events of 1913, 1914 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball The Brooklyn Dodgers the John McGraws New York Giants to win the World Series Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - Fitzroy wins the 17th VFL Premiership (Fitzroy 7. ... Washington Park was the name given to two different major league baseball parks in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, located at 3rd St. ... Wilbert Robinson on a 1895 Mayo Cut Plug (N300) baseball card. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Leland Stanford Larry MacPhail, Sr. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1938 throughout the world. ... 1914 E145 Crackerjack Branch Rickey; as a member of the St. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For the basketball player, see Jackie Robinson (basketball). ...


The Dodgers won pennants in 1941 (under MacPhail), 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955 and 1956. They won the 1955 World Series (the first and only world title in Brooklyn Dodger history), and were within two games and a playoff heartbreak of winning five NL pennants in a row (1949-53). Ebbets hosted the 1949 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The following are the baseball events of the year 1941 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1947 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1949 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1952 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1953 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1955 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... September 30 Chicago White Sox pitcher Jim Derrington becomes the youngest pitcher in modern history to start a game. ... The 1955 World Series matched the Brooklyn Dodgers against the New York Yankees, with the Dodgers winning the Series in 7 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the manager (the managers from the previous years...


Demise

The Dodgers were soon victims of their own success, because there were only so many eager fans they could stuff into minuscule Ebbets Field and it had almost no automobile parking for Dodger fans who had moved east to suburban Long Island, NY. Club owner Walter O'Malley lobbied for a domed stadium for his Dodgers in Brooklyn, but New York City Building Commissioner Robert Moses wanted the stadium located in Flushing Meadows, NY, located in the borough of Queens, NY (the site of the current Shea Stadium). The thought of the Brooklyn Dodgers playing anywhere in New York other than a Brooklyn location was unacceptable to the club owner. As a result, O'Malley began to utilize a potential Los Angeles, California site as political leverage to win favor with his desired Brooklyn location. Ultimately, O'Malley and Moses could never come to agreement on a new location for the Dodgers, and the club moved west to Los Angeles. During the last two years in Brooklyn, the Dodgers played several games each year in Jersey City, New Jersey's Roosevelt Stadium, as part of O'Malley's additional tactics to force a new stadium to be built. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Walter Francis OMalley (October 9, 1903 – August 9, 1979) was an American sports executive who owned the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers team in Major League Baseball from 1950 to 1979. ... Robert Moses with a model of his proposed Battery Bridge Robert Moses (December 18, 1888–July 29, 1981) was the master builder of mid-20th century New York City, Long Island, and other suburbs. ... For the actual park named Flushing Meadows, see Flushing Meadows Park. ... Queens is one of the five boroughs of New York City, USA. Geographically the largest borough in the city, Queens is home to many immigrants and the two major airports. ... William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is an American baseball stadium in Flushing, New York. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Location of Jersey City within New Jersey. ... Roosevelt Stadium is the name of a former baseball park in Jersey City, New Jersey. ...


The Dodgers moved to Los Angeles, California, after the 1957 season, while their long-time crosstown rivals the New York Giants moved to San Francisco, based upon O'Malley's urging to Giants owner Horace Stoneham. That meant lights out for Ebbets Field, which was demolished, beginning on February 23, 1960. See also: 1956 in sports, other events of 1957, 1958 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Buck Baker Indianapolis 500 - Sam Hanks USAC Racing - Jimmy Bryan won the season championship Formula One Championship - Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina 24 hours of Le Mans... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885-1957) New York Gothams (1883-1885) Ballpark AT&T Park (2000–present) a. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Horace Stoneham (April 27, 1903 - January 7, 1990) was the principal owner of Major League Baseballs New York Giants. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... // December 4 — Fukuoka Marathon, Japan Mens Winner: Barry Magee (NZL) 2:19:04 Stock car racing: Junior Johnson won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Rex White Indianapolis 500 - Jim Rathmann USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Championship - Jack Brabham of Australia 24 hours of...


Legacy

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Ray Caldwell pitching in the first game at Ebbets Field, April 5, 1913.
Ray Caldwell pitching in the first game at Ebbets Field, April 5, 1913.

Ebbets Field was but one of several historic major league ballparks demolished in the 1960s, but more mythology and nostalgia surrounds the stadium and its demise than possibly any other defunct ballpark. There are a few possible explanations for this: Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 572 pixelsFull resolution (5476 × 3917 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 572 pixelsFull resolution (5476 × 3917 pixel, file size: 1. ... Raymond Benjamin Caldwell, (April 26, 1888 – August 17, 1967), was an American major league pitcher from 1910 to 1921. ... April 5 is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


A great deal of history happened at Ebbets Field during its relatively short 45-year lifespan with the Dodgers. Of the many teams that uprooted in the 1950s and 60s, the Dodgers have probably had the largest number of public laments over their fans' heartbreak over losing their team. A couple of decades later, Roger Kahn's book The Boys of Summer and Frank Sinatra's song "There Used to Be a Ballpark" mourned the loss of places like Ebbets Field, and of the attendant youthful innocence of fans and players alike. The story of Ebbets Field and the Brooklyn Dodgers' move to Los Angeles were also chronicled by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, figured into the plot of the film Field of Dreams, and were featured in an entire episode of Ken Burns' public-television documentary Baseball. This does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Roger Kahn Roger Kahn (born October 31, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York) is one of Americas transcendent writers about sport - especially baseball. ... The cover for The Boys of Summer This article is about the Roger Kahn book. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ... There Used to Be a Ballpark is a song written by Joe Raposo and recorded by Frank Sinatra for Sinatras 1973 album, Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back. ... Doris Kearns Goodwin (born January 4, 1943) is an award-winning author and historian. ... Baseball field from the movie. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... Baseball was an Emmy Award-winning 1994 documentary series by Ken Burns about the game of baseball. ...


Ebbets Field is arguably a more popular venue now than when it actually stood. Some fans who did attend games at the stadium remember it as cramped and decrepit towards the end of its life. Baseball historians occasionally point out that although the stadium was no doubt a pleasant place to watch a ballgame, architecturally speaking it was not any more remarkable than several other "lost parks." As a side note, as of 2007 the Dodgers have played in Dodger Stadium for more years (46) than they played in Ebbets Field (45). The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... Dodger Stadium is a large outdoor baseball stadium in Los Angeles, California at Chávez Ravine. ...


However, Ebbets Field has managed to transcend the realm of mere fact to become a kind of icon for what many see as the golden era of the national pastime, and its destruction symbolic of the "lost innocence" of a bygone era. Its influence can be seen in the designs for the new ballpark of the New York Mets, Citi Field, which features replicas of Ebbets' exterior façade and entry rotunda, which is named in honor of Jackie Robinson. Look up icon in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles... Citi Field will be the new Major League Baseball stadium for the New York Mets that is being built in Willets Point in the New York City borough of Queens as a replacement for Shea Stadium, which was constructed in 1964 adjacent to the site of the 1964 Worlds... For the basketball player, see Jackie Robinson (basketball). ...


Subsequent use of Ebbets Field site

It is small consolation to the Brooklyn faithful that their cramped and beloved ballpark became the site of the Ebbets Field Apartments, which were renamed the Jackie Robinson Apartments in 1972, the same year Robinson died.


Soccer at Ebbets Field

Though known as a cathedral for baseball, other sports were played at Ebbets Field as well. On April 11, 1926, Ebbets Field hosted the US National Challenge Cup soccer tournament (now known as the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup). Bethlehem Steel F.C. from Pennsylvania of the American Soccer League won its sixth and final National Challenge Cup title, scoring a convincing 7-2 victory over Ben Miller F.C. of St. Louis in the final before more than 18, 000 fans. On June 7, 1931, over 10,000 fans came out to Ebbets Field to watch Glasgow Celtic of Scotland crush local side Brooklyn Wanderers 5 - 0. On June 17, 1947, the first known televised soccer game in the US took place at Ebbets Field when Hapoel Tel Aviv lost to the American League Stars 2 - 0. On June 18, 1948, Liverpool FC of England beat Djurgårdens IF Fotboll of Sweden 3 - 2 in front of 20,000 fans at Ebbets Field. On October 17 of that year, the U.S. national soccer team beat the Israel national football team team in front of 25,000 at Ebbets Field. On May 8, 1955, Sunderland FC of England beat the American league Stars 7 - 2. On May 17, Sunderland FC tied FC Nürnberg of Germany also at Ebbets. On May 23, 1958, Manchester City of England lost to Heart of Midlothian of Scotland 5 - 2 in front of 20,000 patrons at Ebbets Field. On June 28, 1959, S.S.C. Napoli of Italy lost to Rapid Vienna of Austria 1 - 0 in front of 18,512. At the rematch, also at Ebbets Field in front of 13,000 people on July 1, Napoli tied Rapid Vienna 1 - 1. Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is an American soccer competition open to all United States Soccer Federation(USSF) affiliated teams, from amateur adult club teams all the way up to the top professional clubs of Major League Soccer. ... Bethlehem Steel F.C. was one of the most successful early American soccer clubs. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... The American Soccer League, operating between 1921 and 1933, was the first significant viable professional soccer league in the United States. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Celtic F.C. (pronounced seltic, not keltic) is perhaps the most famous Scottish football club. ... 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This article is about DjurgÃ¥rdens IFs football department. ... First international Unofficial: USA 0 - 1 Canada (Newark, NJ, USA; November 28, 1885) Official: Sweden 2 - 3 USA (Stockholm, Sweden; August 20, 1916) Largest win USA 8 - 1 Cayman Islands (Mission Viejo, CA, USA; November 14, 1993) USA 7 - 0 El Salvador (Los Angeles, CA, USA; December 5, 1993) USA... First international  Egypt 7 - 1 Palestine/Eretz Israel (Cairo, Egypt; March 16, 1934)  USA 3 - 1 Israel (New York City, USA; September 26, 1948) Biggest win Israel 9 - 0 Chinese Taipei  (Wellington, New Zealand; March 23, 1988) Biggest defeat Egypt 7 - 1 Palestine/Eretz Israel (Cairo, Egypt; March 16, 1934... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sunderland Association Football Club is a football club based in Sunderland, on Wearside in the North-East of England. ... 1. ... 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Packed house at Ebbets Field
Packed house at Ebbets Field

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Dimensions

Original (estimates)

  • Left field pole - 419 ft
  • Center field deep - 477 ft
  • Right field pole - 301 ft

1932-1947

  • Left field pole - 348 ft (unposted)
  • Left field corner - 357 ft
  • Left-center field - 365 ft
  • Deep left-center - 407 ft
  • Deep right-center bleacher corner - 389 ft (unposted)
  • Deep right-center notch - 395 ft
  • Right-center, scoreboard edges - 344 ft and 318 ft
  • Right field pole - 297 ft

1948-1957

  • Left field pole - 348 ft
  • Left-center field - 351 ft
  • Deep left-center - 393 ft
  • Deep right-center bleacher corner - 376 ft
  • Deep right-center notch - 395 ft
  • Right-center, scoreboard edges - 344 ft and 318 ft
  • Right field pole - 297 ft
  • Backstop - 71 ft

References in literature

In Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, Ebbets Field is mentioned by Willy's wife, Linda, as the place of Biff's game (89 in Penguin Plays ed., 1949). This is immediately mocked by their neighbour, Charley, thereby serving as a symbol of the family's downfall at the hands of modernity and self-delusion. The field is also mentioned in 'The Zodiacs' by Jay Neugeboren, a story about a team in Brooklyn. Cover to the Penguin Group edition. ...

The only time I ever saw him excited—-outside of what happened with him and our team—-was when our fathers would take the two of us to games at Ebbets Field.

In "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay," by Michael Chabon, some readers are surprised to find the novel's two protagonists attending a Brooklyn Dodgers football game at Ebbets Field. Michael Chabon (born May 24, 1963) is an American author best known for his novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2001. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers was an American football team that played in the National Football League from 1930 to 1943, and in 1944 as the Brooklyn Tigers. ...


Some sources

  • Green Cathedrals, by Phil Lowry.
  • Ballparks of North America, by Michael Benson.
  • Old Ballparks, by Lawrence Ritter.
  • The Zodiacs, by Jay Neugeboren.

External links

Coordinates: 40°39′51.83″N, 73°57′32.34″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Preceded by
Washington Park 18981912
Home of the Brooklyn Dodgers
19131957
Succeeded by
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 19581961
Preceded by
Sportsman's Park
1948
Host of the All-Star Game
1949
Succeeded by
Comiskey Park
1950

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