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Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
was a Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
stadium in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York City. It is known mainly as the home of the Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Dodgers baseball team of the National League, from 1913 to 1957, but was also home to three National Football League
National Football League
teams in the 1920s. Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
was demolished in 1960 and replaced by apartment buildings.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Construction 1.2 Opening 1.3 Use 1.4 Demise 1.5 Subsequent use of the former Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
site

2 Legacy

2.1 Other sports at Ebbets Field

3 Dimensions 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External links

History[edit] Construction[edit]

Ray Caldwell
Ray Caldwell
pitching in the first exhibition game at Ebbets Field, April 5, 1913. The dirt walkway visible between the mound and the plate disappeared after the 1910s.[7]

Charles Ebbets' daughter throws out the first pitch, at an exhibition game on April 5, 1913.

Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
was bounded by Bedford Avenue on the east, Sullivan Place on the South, Cedar Street (renamed McKeever Place in 1932[8]) on the west, and Montgomery Street on the north. After locating the prospective new site to build a permanent stadium to replace the old, wooden Washington Park, Dodgers' owner Charles Ebbets
Charles Ebbets
acquired the property over several years, starting in 1908, by buying lots until he owned the entire block. The land included the site of a garbage dump called Pigtown, because of the pigs that once ate their fill there and the stench that filled the air. Even at the groundbreaking, the site was described as containing several old houses, shanties, goats, and tomato cans, and although the streets bordering the field were mapped, two of them had not been built yet. Construction began on March 4, 1912,[2] and the cornerstone, a piece of Connecticut granite that held newspapers, pictures of baseball players, cards, telegrams, and almanacs was laid on July 6, 1912. At the cornerstone-laying ceremony, Ebbets said that the ballpark was going to be ready for play on September 1, and that Brooklyn
Brooklyn
was going to win the National League pennant in 1913.[9] Neither happened. On August 29, 1912, as the deadline drew near and it was obvious that the ballpark was not even close to being finished, it was announced that Ebbets had sold shares in the team to Stephen W. and Edward J. McKeever, who had built their fortune in contracting and were able to speed along the construction to make up for an iron workers' strike during the summer.[10] This turned out to be a sale of 50% of the team, which led to management troubles years later, but by early 1913, Pigtown had been transformed into Ebbets Field, where some of baseballs's greatest dramas took place.[11] Opening[edit] The first game played was an inter-league exhibition game against the New York Yankees
New York Yankees
on April 5, 1913, played before an overcapacity of 30,000 fans, with 5,000 more who had arrived but were not able to get in.[12] After a loss against the Yankees in another exhibition game on April 7 in front of about 1,000 fans on a very cold day,[13] the first game that counted was played on April 9 against the Philadelphia Phillies, with Brooklyn
Brooklyn
losing, 1-0.[14] When the park was opened, it was discovered that the flag, keys to the bleachers, and a press box had all been forgotten. The press box level was not added until 1929.[7] The seating area was initially a double deck from past third base, around home plate, and all the way down the right side. There was an open, concrete bleacher stand extending the rest of the way down the third base side to the outer wall, but no seating in left field or centerfield. The right field wall was fairly high due to the short foul line (around 300 feet) necessitated by the street immediately beyond it, but had no screen or scoreboard at first. The ballpark was built on a sloping piece of ground. The right field wall made up the difference, as the right field corner was above street level. The left field corner was below street level, and there was an incline or "terrace" running along the left field wall. As with Boston's Fenway Park
Fenway Park
and Detroit's Tiger Stadium, two ballparks that opened one year earlier than Ebbets Field, the intimate configuration prompted some baseball writers to refer to Ebbets Field as a "cigar box" or a "bandbox." Use[edit] Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
was the scene of some early successes, as the Dodgers, also called the "Robins" after long-time manager Wilbert Robinson, won National League
National League
championships in 1916 and 1920. The seating area was expanded in the 1920s, a "boom" time for baseball when many ballparks were expanded. The double deck was extended from third base around the left field corner, across left field, and into center field, covering the terrace and allowing right-hand hitters to garner many more home runs. By the 1940s, a big scoreboard had been installed in right field, as well as a screen atop the high wall which made home runs to right field a tougher accomplishment. However, additional rows of seating across left field reduced that area by about 15 feet, to the delight of right-handed sluggers. The park's first night game was played on June 15, 1938, drawing a crowd of 38,748. Johnny Vander Meer
Johnny Vander Meer
of the visiting Cincinnati Reds pitched his second consecutive no-hitter in that game, a feat that has never been duplicated in Major League Baseball. It was also in 1938 that Hilda Chester, one of the earlier sports "superfans" became a regular attendee when Larry MacPhail brought Ladies' Days to Ebbets Field, with a ten cent admission. After the early successes of the Dodgers, the team slid into hard times. Things continued that way for several decades, until new ownership first brought in promotional wizard MacPhail in 1938, and then, after MacPhail's wartime resignation, player development genius Branch Rickey
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 (as with his prior work for the St. Louis Cardinals) produced results that made the Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Dodgers "Bums" a perennial contender, which they continued to be for several decades. The Dodgers won pennants in 1941 (under MacPhail), 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955 and 1956. They won the 1955 World Series, their only world title, and were within two games (in 1950) and a playoff heartbreak (in 1951) of winning five National League
National League
pennants in a row (1949–53) and matching the cross-town Yankees' achievement during that stretch. Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
also hosted the 1949 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Demise[edit]

Ebbets left field corner in 1920 World Series, with temporary bleachers sitting on the "terrace".

The Dodgers found themselves victims of their own success soon thereafter. Only a limited number of fans could cram into minuscule Ebbets Field. It never seated more than 35,000 people, was the smallest park in the National League
National League
by seating capacity, and the constraints of the neighborhood made its expansion impossible. It had almost no automobile parking for Dodger fans who had moved east to suburban Long Island, though it was near a subway station. Walter O'Malley, who obtained a majority interest in the ownership of the Dodgers in 1950, announced plans for a privately owned domed stadium at the Atlantic Yards
Atlantic Yards
in Brooklyn
Brooklyn
(currently the site of Barclays Center), where a large market was being torn down. However, New York City Building Commissioner Robert Moses
Robert Moses
refused to help O'Malley secure the land. Instead, Moses wanted the Dodgers to move to a city-owned stadium in Flushing Meadows
Flushing Meadows
in the borough of Queens
Queens
(the future site of Shea Stadium
Shea Stadium
and Citi Field). O'Malley refused to consider Moses' position, famously saying, "We are the Brooklyn Dodgers, not the Queens
Queens
Dodgers!" In turn, Moses refused O'Malley's proposal. As a result, O'Malley began to flirt publicly with Los Angeles, using a relocation threat as political leverage to win favor for a Brooklyn
Brooklyn
stadium. Ultimately, O'Malley and Moses could not come to agreement on a new location for the Dodgers, and the club moved west to Los Angeles
Los Angeles
after the 1957 season. 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. In 1956, real estate developer Marvin Kratter bought Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
from O'Malley. He leased it back to O'Malley until the team left for Los Angeles after the 1957 season. With the Dodgers leaving for Los Angeles, O'Malley urged Horace Stoneham, owner of the Dodgers' long-time crosstown rivals, the New York Giants, to also move west. Stoneham, who was having stadium difficulties of his own, agreed, and moved the Giants to San Francisco after the 1957 season. That meant lights out for Ebbets Field, which was demolished beginning on February 23, 1960. More than 35 years after the Dodgers left Brooklyn, federal judge Constance Baker Motley called O'Malley's removal of the franchise from its historic home "one of the most notorious abandonments in the history of sports" in a case deciding the use of the Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Dodger's trademark.[15] According to The Greatest Ballpark Ever: Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
and the story of the Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Dodgers by Bob McGee, Saul Leisner was assigned to auction off Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
on April 20, 1960. Leisner began the auction at 11:15 am by climbing an eight-foot ladder and holding a gavel. Estimates were that over 500 people gathered around the marble rotunda. Locker room stools, benches, team banners, seats, bricks, bats, caps, team photos, balls, and a brownstone cornerstone of the famous shrine were included in the items for sale. Saul stated that it was the saddest day of his life. It was a difficult task for Saul, who had been a faithful fan of the Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Dodgers and was heartbroken when the team relocated.[16][17] Subsequent use of the former Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
site[edit]

Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
Apartments in 2008

Apartments were built on the former Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
site, and were named the Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
Apartments upon their opening in 1962.[18] They were renamed the Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson
Apartments in 1972, the year Robinson died. Middle School 320, across McKeever Place, was renamed Jackie Robinson Intermediate School. In January 2014, the street sign that once stood at the corner of McKeever Place and Montgomery Street was sold at auction for $58,852.08.[19] Legacy[edit]

Citi Field's exterior facade is influenced by Ebbets Field.

Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
was 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. A great deal of history happened at Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
during its 45 years. Of the many teams that uprooted in the 1950s and 1960s, the Dodgers have probably had the largest number of public laments over their fans' heartbreak over losing their team. Several decades later, Roger Kahn's acclaimed 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
Ebbets Field
and the Brooklyn
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, as well as a 2007 HBO
HBO
documentary called Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Dodgers: Ghosts of Flatbush. In 2006, the Dodgers matched the years they played at Ebbets Field with their years in Dodger Stadium. The New York Mets' duration in Shea Stadium
Shea Stadium
(1964–2008) was the same as that of the Dodgers in Ebbets Field. Other sports at Ebbets Field[edit] Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
also hosted three pro football teams – the New York Brickley Giants for one game in 1921, the Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Lions/Horsemen in 1926, and the Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Dodgers/Tigers from 1930 to 1944. However, it was used more frequently for collegiate match-ups, and was home base for Manhattan College's football team in the 1930s.[20][21][22] The stadium also hosted numerous soccer games. Example include the U.S. National Challenge Cup soccer tournament, now known as the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Bethlehem Steel F.C. from Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
of the American Soccer League won its sixth and final National Challenge Cup title, on April 11, 1926, scoring a convincing 7-2 victory over Ben Miller F.C. of St. Louis in the final before more than 18,000 fans.[23] On June 7, 1931, over 10,000 fans came out to Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
to watch Celtic of Scotland
Scotland
defeat Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Wanderers 5-0.[24] On June 17, 1947, the first known televised soccer game in the US took place when Hapoel Tel Aviv lost to the American League
American League
Stars 2-0.[25] On June 18, 1948, Liverpool of England beat Djurgården of Sweden 3-2 in front of 20,000 fans.[26] On October 17 of that year, the U.S. national team beat the Israel national team in front of 25,000 fans.[27] On May 8, 1955, Sunderland of England beat the American league Stars 7-2.[28] On May 17, Sunderland tied 1. FC Nürnberg
1. FC Nürnberg
of Germany.[29] On May 25, 1958, Manchester City of England lost to Hearts of Scotland
Scotland
6-5 in front of more than 20,000 patrons.[30] On June 28, 1959, Napoli of Italy lost to Rapid Vienna of Austria 1-0 in front of 18,512, and game officials were attacked afterwards.[31] At the rematch three days later in front of 13,000 people, Napoli tied Rapid Vienna 1-1, in one of the last events held there.[32] Gaelic football was also played at Ebbets Field. On June 24, 1931, the world champion County Kerry team defeated Kildare by a score of 18-3 with an attendance of 2,500 fans under floodlights in a night game.[33] Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
also hosted nearly 90 fight cards in its history.[34] Dimensions[edit]

Packed house at Ebbets Field

A night game at Ebbets Field, 1950

Original (estimates)

Dimension Distance

Left field pole 419 ft (128 m)

Center field deep 477 ft (145 m)

Right field pole 301 ft (92 m)

1932–1947

Dimension Distance Notes

Left field pole 348 ft (106 m) unposted

Left field corner 357 ft (109 m)

Left-center field 365 ft (111 m)

Deep left-center 407 ft (124 m)

Deep right-center bleacher corner 389 ft (119 m) unposted

Deep right-center notch 395 ft (120 m)

Right-center, scoreboard edges 344 ft (105 m) and 318 ft (97 m)

Right field pole 297 ft (91 m)

1948–1957

Dimension Distance

Left field pole 348 ft (106 m)

Left-center field 351 ft (107 m)

Deep left-center 393 ft (120 m)

Deep right-center bleacher corner 376 ft (115 m)

Deep right-center notch 395 ft (120 m)

Right-center, scoreboard edges 344 ft (105 m) and 318 ft (97 m)

Right field pole 297 ft (91 m)

Backstop 71 ft (22 m)

References[edit]

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Brooklyn
Ball Park - President Ebbets Turns the First Spadeful and Borough President Speers Makes Speech". New York Times. March 5, 1912. p. 4. Retrieved 25 September 2016.  ^ Hollander, Sophia (April 19, 2012). "Soon on Display in Brooklyn: 'Holy Grails' of Baseball". Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on April 12, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2016.  ^ "Ebbets Field". Baseball Almanac. Archived from the original on December 22, 2001. Retrieved April 12, 2016.  ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2018.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-06. Retrieved 2011-10-03.  ^ a b Lowry, Philip (2006). Green Cathedrals. Walker & Company. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-8027-1608-8.  ^ Roberts, Sam (February 26, 2014). "Honorific Streets, Now Cataloged". New York Times. p. A23. Retrieved 26 September 2016.  ^ "Cornerstone Laid at Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
- New Baseball Park for the Brooklyns, in Flatbush, to be Ready on Sept. 1". New York Times. July 6, 1912. p. S1. Retrieved 26 September 2016.  ^ "Ebbets Takes In Partners - McKeever Brothers Buy Shares in Brooklyn Baseball Club". New York Times. August 30, 1912. p. 7. Retrieved 26 September 2016.  ^ Ward, Geoffrey C.; Burns, Ken (1996). Baseball: An Illustrated History. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. ISBN 0-679-76541-7.  ^ " Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
Opening Victory for Superbas - 30,000 Fans Jam Into New Home of Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Club - Yankees Lose, 3 to 2". New York Times. April 6, 1913. p. S1. Retrieved 26 September 2016.  ^ "Yankees Win Costly Game in Brooklyn
Brooklyn
- Manager Chance, Warhop, and Derrick Injured Playing in Cold Atmosphere". New York Times. April 8, 1913. p. 11. Retrieved 26 September 2016.  ^ " Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Starts Season a Loser". The New York Times. April 10, 1913. p. 9. Retrieved 2010-01-16.  ^ Major League Baseball
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Properties, Inc. v. Sed Non Olet Denarius, Ltd., 817 F. Supp. 1103 (S.D.N.Y. 1993). ^ McGee, Bob (2005). The Greatest Ballpark Ever - Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
and the Story of the Brooklyn
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Dodgers (hardcover ed.). New Brunswick (N.J.) and London (Eng.): Rutgers University Press. pp. 15–18. ISBN 0-8135-3600-6. Retrieved 29 August 2016.  ^ http://baseballhall.org/discover/short-stops/chip-off-the-old-block ^ "New Chapter for Ebbets Field: Apartments Open This Month". The New York Times. September 2, 1962. p. 159. Retrieved 2010-04-18.  ^ http://www.upcomingautographsignings.com/2014/01/ebbets-field-street-signed-sold-for.html ^ "NFL in NYC: Pro Football's History in the Five Boroughs". nycurbed.com. Curbed NY. February 3, 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2016.  ^ David S. Neft, Richard M. Cohen, and Rick Korch, The Football Encyclopedia: The Complete History of Professional Football, From 1892 to the Present (St. Martin's Press 1994), ISBN 0-312-11435-4 ^ "Manhattan College All-Time Football Records". luckyshow.org. P.S.Luchter. Retrieved 4 September 2016.  ^ "Bethlehem Wins, 7-2; Takes Soccer Title - Downs Ben Millers of St. Louis Before Record Crowd of 18,000 for U.S. Crown - Largest Score in Series - Widest Margin Known in Championship Play - Fifth National Triumph for Victors Stark Tallies Three Times - Makes Two of His Goals in First Period - Nash Registers Twice for Losers at Ebbets Field". New York Times. April 12, 1926. p. 26. Retrieved 4 September 2016.  ^ "Glasgow Celtics Top Wanderers, 5-0 - McGrory Leads Scottish Soccer Champions' Attack Until He Is Injured - Makes Two of the Goals - Visitors Finish With Ten Men as 10,000 See Game - Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Celtics Win, 3 to 1 - McGrory Scores Again". New York Times. June 8, 1931. p. 23. Retrieved 4 September 2016.  ^ "Soccer All-Stars Blank Hapoel, 2-0 - 20,000 See Palestine Eleven Lose Closing Game of Tour to American Leaguers". New York Times. June 18, 1948. p. 35. Retrieved 4 September 2016.  ^ Strauss, Michael (June 19, 1948). "Djurgarden Loses To Liverpool, 3-2 - British Soccer Team Triumphs With Drive in Last Half Before 18,400 Fans". New York Times. p. 11. Retrieved 4 September 2016.  ^ Nichols, Joseph C. (October 18, 1948). "Israeli Soccer Team Vanquished by All-Stars in Last Game of Tour - U.S. Eleven Halts Visiting Squad, 3-2 - Watman Scores Twice to Lead American League All-Stars in Victory Over Israelis - Notables Watch Contest - Leibowitz, Cashmore, Bennett Take Part in Ceremonies to Mark End of Tour Here". New York Times. p. 33. Retrieved 4 September 2016.  ^ Briordy, William J. (May 9, 1955). "Sunderland's Booters Triumph Over All-Star Eleven by 7 to 2 - English League Team Scores Easily at Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
in Soccer Tour Opener". New York Times. p. 32. Retrieved 4 September 2016.  ^ "Nuremberg Ties Sunderland, 1-1 - 15,450 at Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
See Late Morlock Goal Match Purdon's for British". New York Times. May 18, 1955. p. 38. Retrieved 4 September 2016.  ^ Briordy, William J. (May 26, 1958). "Edinburgh Booters Overcome Manchester at Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
- 20,606 See Rally Bring 6-5 Victory - Hearts of Midlothian Downs English First Division Club on Rain-Soaked Field". New York Times. p. 37. Retrieved 4 September 2016.  ^ White Jr., Gordon S. (June 29, 1959). "Soccer Fans Riot and Injure Three Officials and Patrolman at Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
- Melee Follows 1-0 Napoli Loss - Game Officials Cut, Special
Special
Patrolman Knocked Out - Assailants Escape". New York Times. p. 37. Retrieved 4 September 2016.  ^ Sheehan, Joseph M. (July 2, 1959). "Rapid And Napoli Play A Placid Tie; Only One Chair Is Thrown in 1-to-1 Soccer Deadlock at Ebbets Field". New York Times. p. 30. Retrieved 4 September 2016.  ^ "Kerry Beats Kildare in Gaelic Football - Triumphs by 18 to 3 Before Crowd of 2,500 in a Night Game at Ebbets Field". New York Times. June 25, 1931. p. 29. Retrieved 4 September 2016.  ^ "Baseball stadiums once played host to major boxing events". espn.com. Retrieved 2 February 2018. 

Further reading[edit]

Green Cathedrals, by Phil Lowry. Ballparks of North America, by Michael Benson. Old Ballparks, by Lawrence Ritter. The Zodiacs, by Jay Neugeboren. The Greatest Ballpark Ever: Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
and the Story of the Brooklyn Dodgers, by Bob McGee.

External links[edit]

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Events and tenants

Preceded by Washington Park Home of the Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Dodgers 1913–1957 Succeeded by Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Memorial Coliseum

Preceded by Sportsman's Park Host of the All-Star Game 1949 Succeeded by Comiskey Park

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Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Horsemen-Lions

Defunct National Football League
National Football League
club 1926 Founded in 1926 Based in Brooklyn, New York

Result of a merger between the Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Horsemen of the American Football League and the Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Lions of the National Football League for the 1926 NFL season

The Franchise

Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Horsemen Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Lions Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Horsemen players Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Lions players

Stadia

Commercial Field Ebbets Field

Owner

Humbert Fugazy

Head Coaches

Eddie McNeely Punk Berryman

Seasons

1926 1926

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Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Dodgers/ Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Tigers

Defunct National Football League
National Football League
club 1930–1945 Based in Brooklyn, New York Originally founded in 1913 as the Dayton Triangles

The Franchise

Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Dodgers (NFL)

Stadiums

Ebbets Field

Owners

Bill Dwyer John C. Depler Chris Cagle John Simms Kelly Dan Topping

Head Coaches

Friedman Emerson McEwen Schissler Clark Sutherland Getto Cawthon Kubale Bridges

Pro Football Hall of Famers (4)

Morris Badgro Benny Friedman Frank Kinard Clarence Parker

Seasons

1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945

Lore

Dayton Triangles Boston Yanks New York Yanks Dallas Texans

v t e

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Dodgers

Formerly the Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Robins and the Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Dodgers. Based in Los Angeles, California

Franchise

History in Brooklyn History in Los Angeles Seasons Award winners Records No-hitters Players First-round draft picks Managers Owners and executives Coaches Broadcasters Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Dodgers Radio Network SportsNet LA Hall of Famers Opening Day starting pitchers

Ballparks

Washington Park Eastern Park Ridgewood Park Washington Park Ebbets Field Roosevelt Stadium Proposed domed stadium Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Memorial Coliseum Dodger Stadium Spring training: Whittington Park Majestic Park Barrs Field Tinker Field Clearwater Athletic Field City Island Ball Park Gran Stadium de La Habana Holman Stadium Camelback Ranch

Culture

Dodger Dog The First Rick Monday saves the American flag Chavez Ravine Dodger blue "I Love L.A." Roy Campanella
Roy Campanella
Award Historic Dodgertown Vin Scully Tommy Lasorda Nancy Bea Hilda Chester 2011 bankruptcy 42

Lore

Chronicle-Telegraph Cup 1955 World Series Fernandomania Kirk Gibson's 1988 World Series
1988 World Series
home run Orel Hershiser's scoreless innings streak Sandy Koufax's perfect game "Shot Heard 'Round the World" NL tie-breaker games/series

1946 NL tie-breaker series 1951 NL tie-breaker series 1959 NL tie-breaker series 1962 NL tie-breaker series 1980 NL West tie-breaker game

Rivalries

San Francisco Giants Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Angels New York Yankees

Subway Series

Hall of Fame members

Walter Alston Roy Campanella Don Drysdale Leo Durocher Burleigh Grimes Willie Keeler Sandy Koufax Vin Scully Tommy Lasorda Walter O'Malley Pee Wee Reese Branch Rickey Jackie Robinson Wilbert Robinson Duke Snider Don Sutton Dazzy Vance Zack Wheat

Key personnel

Owner: Guggenheim Baseball Management President: Stan Kasten President of Baseball Operations: Andrew Friedman General Manager: Farhan Zaidi Manager: Dave Roberts

World Series Championships (6)

1955 1959 1963 1965 1981 1988

League pennants (23)

American Association: 1889 National League: 1890 1899 1900 1916 1920 1941 1947 1949 1952 1953 1955 1956 1959 1963 1965 1966 1974 1977 1978 1981 1988 2017

Division titles (16)

1974 1977 1978 1981 (first half) 1983 1985 1988 1995 2004 2008 2009 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Wild card berths (2)

1996 2006

Minor league affiliates

AAA: Oklahoma City Dodgers AA: Tulsa Drillers A Adv.: Rancho Cucamonga Quakes A: Great Lakes Loons Rookie Adv.: Ogden Raptors Rookie: AZL Dodgers DSL Dodgers 1 DSL Dodgers 2 Minor League Rosters

Seasons (136)

1880s

1880 · 1881 · 1882 · 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889

1890s

1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899

1900s

1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909

1910s

1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919

1920s

1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929

1930s

1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939

1940s

1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949

1950s

1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959

1960s

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

1970s

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

1980s

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

1990s

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

2000s

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

2010s

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

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New York Brickley Giants

Defunct National Football League
National Football League
club in 1921 Based in Brooklyn, New York

The Franchise

History Players

Head Coaches

Charles Brickley

Seasons

1921

Stadium

Commercial Field Ebbets Field Polo Grounds

Lore

New York Baseball Giants New York Football Giants

Owners

Billy Gibson

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Defunct stadiums of the National Football League

Early era: 1920–1940

Akron's League Park American League
American League
Park Armory Park Baker Bowl Bellevue Park Bison Stadium Borchert Field Bosse Field Braves Field Buffalo Baseball Park Canisius College Canton's League Field Chicago Stadium City Stadium Cleveland Municipal Stadium Comiskey Park Commercial Field Cub's Park Cycledrome Dinan Field Douglas Park Duluth's Athletic Park Dunn Field East Hartford Velodrome Ebbets Field Eclipse Park Fenway Park Forbes Field Frankford Stadium Griffith Stadium Hagemeister Park Horlick Field Kinsley Park Knights of Columbus Stadium Lexington Park Luna Park Minersville Park Muehlebach Field Nash Field Navin Field Newark Schools Stadium Newark Velodrome Nickerson Field Nicollet Park Normal Park Parkway Field Philadelphia Municipal Stadium Polo Grounds Shaw Stadium Spartan Municipal Stadium Sportsman's Park Staley Field Star Park
Star Park
(possible) Swayne Field Thompson Stadium Tiger Stadium Triangle Park Wisconsin State Fair Park Yankee Stadium
Yankee Stadium
(1923)

Merger era: 1941–1970

Alumni Stadium Astrodome Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium Balboa Stadium Baltimore Memorial Stadium Busch Memorial Stadium Busch Stadium Cleveland Municipal Stadium Comiskey Park Dyche Stadium Ebbets Field Fenway Park Forbes Field Frank Youell Field Franklin Field Griffith Stadium Harvard Stadium Jeppesen Stadium Kansas City Municipal Stadium Kezar Stadium Metropolitan Stadium Miami Orange Bowl Milwaukee County Stadium Nickerson Field Nippert Stadium Philadelphia Municipal Stadium Pitt Stadium Polo Grounds Rice Stadium Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Shibe Park Tiger Stadium Tulane Stadium Wisconsin State Fair Park Wrigley Field Yankee Stadium
Yankee Stadium
(1923)

Current era: 1971–present

Anaheim Stadium Astrodome Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium Busch Memorial Stadium Candlestick Park Cleveland Stadium Cotton Bowl The Dome at America's Center Foxboro Stadium Georgia Dome Giants Stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Kansas City Municipal Stadium Kingdome Metropolitan Stadium Miami Orange Bowl Mile High Stadium Milwaukee County Stadium Qualcomm Stadium RCA Dome Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Riverfront Stadium Shea Stadium Silverdome Sun Devil Stadium Tampa Stadium Texas Stadium Three Rivers Stadium Tiger Stadium Tulane Stadium Veterans Stadium War Memorial Stadium (Buffalo) Yankee Stadium
Yankee Stadium
(1923)

Stadiums used by NFL teams temporarily

Alamodome
Alamodome
(New Orleans Saints)1 Champaign Memorial Stadium (Chicago Bears)† Clemson Memorial Stadium (Carolina Panthers)† Frankford High School's Community Memorial Stadium (Frankford Yellow Jackets)1 Giants Stadium
Giants Stadium
(New Orleans Saints)1 Grant Field (Atlanta Falcons) Husky Stadium
Husky Stadium
(Seattle Seahawks)1† Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
(Tennessee Oilers)† LSU Tiger Stadium (New Orleans Saints)1 Marquette Stadium
Marquette Stadium
(Green Bay Packers) Philadelphia Municipal Stadium (Philadelphia Eagles)1 Shibe Park1 Stanford Stadium
Stanford Stadium
(San Francisco 49ers)1 TCF Bank Stadium
TCF Bank Stadium
(Minnesota Vikings)1† University of Minnesota Memorial Stadium (Minnesota Vikings)1 Vanderbilt Stadium
Vanderbilt Stadium
(Tennessee Titans)† Yale Bowl
Yale Bowl
(New York Giants)†

†= Team's stadium under construction or refurbishment at time 1 = A team used the stadium when their permanent stadium was unable to be used as a result of damage.

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American Football League (1936–1937)

Seasons

1936 1937

Teams

Boston Shamrocks Brooklyn/Rochester Tigers Cincinnati Bengals Cleveland Rams Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Bulldogs New York Yankees Pittsburgh Americans Syracuse/Rochester Braves

Stadiums

Braves Field Cleveland Stadium Crosley Field Ebbets Field Fenway Park Forbes Field Gilmore Stadium Municipal Stadium (Syracuse) Red Wing Stadium Triborough Stadium Yankee Stadium

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Sports venues in the New York metropolitan area

Active

The Bronx

Draddy Gymnasium Gaelic Park Rose Hill Gymnasium Van Cortlandt Park Yankee Stadium

Brooklyn

Aviator Sports & Events Center Barclays Center MCU Park Generoso Pope Athletic Complex Schwartz Athletic Center Steinberg Wellness Center

Manhattan

Chelsea Piers Columbia Soccer Stadium Icahn Stadium John McEnroe Tennis Academy Levien Gymnasium Madison Square Garden Wien Stadium Rucker Park Sportime Stadium Fort Washington Avenue Armory

Queens

Aqueduct Racetrack Belson Stadium Carnesecca Arena Citi Field Metropolitan Oval USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Arthur Ashe Stadium Louis Armstrong Stadium

Louis Armstrong Gymnasium West Side Tennis Club

Staten Island

Richmond County Bank Ballpark Spiro Sports Center Staten Island Cricket Club

Long Island

Belmont Park Bethpage Ballpark Island Garden James M. Shuart Stadium Mitchel Athletic Complex Nassau County Aquatic Center Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Riverhead Raceway

New Jersey

Arm & Hammer Park Asbury Park Convention Hall Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium Richard J. Codey Arena CURE Insurance Arena FirstEnergy Park Freehold Raceway High Point Solutions Stadium Hinchliffe Stadium Jersey City Armory Louis Brown Athletic Center Mennen Arena Meadowlands Sports Complex

Meadowlands Racetrack MetLife Stadium

Monmouth Park Racetrack MSU Soccer Park at Pittser Field Old Bridge Township Raceway Park Princeton University Stadium Prudential Center Red Bull Arena Roberts Stadium Rothman Center TD Bank Ballpark Wall Township Speedway Yanitelli Center Yogi Berra Stadium Yurcak Field

Westchester

Fleming Field Yonkers Raceway Westchester County Center

Rockland

Palisades Credit Union Park Rockland Lake State Park

Defunct

69th Regiment Armory Bloomingdale Park Boyle's Thirty Acres Brighton Beach Race Course Bronx Coliseum Capitoline Grounds Commercial Field Coney Island Velodrome Eastern Park Ebbets Field Elysian Fields Freeport Municipal Stadium Dexter Park Downing Stadium Giants Stadium Gravesend Race Track Harrison Park Hilltop Park Island Garden (Original) Meadowlands Arena Jamaica Racetrack Jerome Park Racetrack Lewisohn Stadium Long Island
Long Island
Arena Louis Armstrong Stadium (1978) Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
(1879) Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
(1890) Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
(1925) Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
Bowl Metropolitan Park Morris Park Racecourse Newark Schools Stadium Newark Velodrome Palmer Stadium Polo Grounds Ridgewood Park Roosevelt Raceway Roosevelt Stadium Ruppert Stadium Rutgers Stadium (1938) St. George Cricket Grounds Shea Stadium Sheepshead Bay Race Track Singer Bowl Suffolk Meadows Sunnyside Garden Arena Thompson Stadium Union Grounds Washington Park Yankee Stadium
Yankee Stadium
(1923)

Proposed

Belmont Park
Belmont Park
Arena Kingsbridge National Ice Center New York City FC Stadium

In progress

Port Imperial Street Circuit

Never built

Proposed domed Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Dodgers stadium West Side Stadium Bergen Ballpark The Lighthouse Project New York Cosmos Stadium

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Subway Series

Teams

American Association

Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Bridegrooms

American League

New York Yankees

National League

Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Dodgers New York Giants New York Mets

Stadiums

Dodgers

Ebbets Field

Giants

Polo Grounds

Mets

Shea Stadium

Yankees

Yankee Stadium

Rivalries

Bridegrooms–Giants Giants–Yankees Dodgers–Yankees Mets–Yankees

World Series

Bridegrooms–Giants

1889

Giants–Yankees

1921 1922 1923 1936 1937 1951

Dodgers–Yankees

1941 1947 1949 1952 1953 1955 1956

Mets–Yankees

2000

Histories

Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Bridegrooms/Dodgers New York Giants New York Mets New York Yankees

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Jewel box baseball parks

Major League Baseball

American League

Comiskey Park Fenway Park Griffith Stadium League Park Shibe Park Sportsman's Park Navin Field/Briggs Stadium/Tiger Stadium Yankee Stadium
Yankee Stadium
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National League

Baker Bowl Braves Field Redland Field/Crosley Field Ebbets Field Forbes Field Polo Grounds
Polo Grounds
IV Weeghman Park/Cubs Park/Wrigley Field

Nippon Professional Baseball

Central League

Hanshin Koshien Stadium

Ballparks in bold

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