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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Brooklyn Dodgers News Alerts

Lester Rodney dies, helped break color barrier
San Francisco Chronicle
When the ban ended in 1945 with the signing of Jackie Robinson by the Brooklyn Dodgers, Mr. Rodney was in Tonga serving as a combat medic. ...


The Year in Review
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Forever Blue, a new book about the Dodgers leaving Brooklyn for sunny Los Angeles, is launched at the Brooklyn Historical Society with none other than Peter ...


Nets' Brooklyn Arena Appears Inevitable With Financing Deal
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The arrival of the Nets would make Brooklyn home to a major sports franchise for the first time since 1957 when the Dodgers left for Los Angeles.


More than a Sportswriter: Lester "Red" Rodney: 1911-2009
Huffington Post
Roy Campanella, once said to me something like, 'Without the Brooklyn Dodgers you don't have Brown v. Board of Education.' I laughed, I thought he was ...


FROM THE BROOKLYN AERIE
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Did you know that in 1940 the Brooklyn Dodgers experimented with using colored baseballs in their games? The color — yellow. ...


Books for Kids Baseball legend also a caring dad
Columbus Dispatch
Shortly before the Brooklyn Dodgers beat the New York Yankees in the 1955 World Series (with Robinson sliding home to score in the first game), the Robinson ...


On This Day in History: December 1
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
by Vernon Parker (history@brooklyneagle.net), published online 12-01-2009 Speculation was running wild as to who would be the new Brooklyn Dodgers manager. ...


Nets owner wins key ruiling for Brooklyn arena
The Inquisitr
For sports fans the Atlantic rail yards, and the use of eminent domain, have very significant place in the history of the Brooklyn Dodgers. ...


NY Court of Appeals affirms state's use of eminent domain for Atlantic Yards ...
NorthJersey.com
... when Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz — who still laments the loss of his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team to Los Angeles after the 1957 ...


On This Day in History: November 18 A Dodgers 'Player'
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
by Vernon Parker (history@brooklyneagle.net), published online 11-18-2009 When Larry macphail was elected executive vice president of the Brooklyn Dodgers ...


Minor League Baseball aggressively making plans for former Dodgertown's future
Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription)
The Brooklyn Dodgers began spring training at Dodgertown in 1948 and became the Los Angeles Dodgers 10 years later. The team left Dodgertown last year and ...


FROM THE BROOKLYN AERIE
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Around the turn of the last century the Brooklyn Dodgers were controlled by the Baltimore Orioles. Seems in those days there were no restrictions on ...


Historic day for Ocean Avenue homes
YourNabe.com - New York,NY,USA
One home, 193 Ocean, was once home to Charles Ebbets, owner of the ... later become the Brooklyn Dodgers, whose home field he developed, and bore his name. ...


Chronicling the comforting voice of baseball
MPNnow.com
The 236-page biography chronicles Scully's remarkable career that debuted when, at age 22, he took a seat in the Brooklyn Dodgers broadcasting booth ...


Ex-big leaguer, NBA player Schultz dies
United Press International
STILLWATER, Minn., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Howie Schultz, who became the odd man out when the Brooklyn Dodgers broke the color barrier by bringing Jackie Robinson ...


St. Paul baseball, basketball pro Howie Schultz dies at 87
Minneapolis Star Tribune
In the 1940s and '50s, he went from St. Paul Central and Hamline University to the Brooklyn Dodgers and, later, the Minneapolis Lakers. ...


On This Day in History: October 31 A Farewell Clang, Clang, Clang
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
There were those wonderful lines that delivered fans to Ebbets Field. And there were those which carried millions to America's favorite amusement park, ...


Jackie Robinson's widow endorses the non-black, non-Brooklynite mayoral candidate
BrooklynPapers.com
By Gersh Kuntzman Home run: Mayor Bloomberg got the endorsement of Rachel Robison, the widow of legendary Brooklyn Dodger and civil rights pioneer Jackie ...


Legendary St. Paul athlete Howie Schultz dies
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Schultz' contract was purchased by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1943, and with World War II taking many of the top major league players, he became the Dodgers' ...


FROM THE BROOKLYN AERIE
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
by David Weiss (edit@brooklyneagle.net), published online 10-28-2009 By David Ansel Weiss In the long history of the Brooklyn Dodgers only two players were ...


Area pastime
Danville Commercial News
A newspaper clipping tells of the game played at the new stadium between the Danville Dodgers and the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. The Danville Dodgers were a ...


New Historic District Includes House Ebbets Owned
New York Times
One of the houses, at 193 Ocean Avenue, was owned and occupied for 11 years by Charles H. Ebbets, who owned what became the Brooklyn Dodgers and developed ...


Adrienne Leslie: Three cheers for Dad's team!!! »
New York Daily News
Perhaps my dad missed the power of the '55 Brooklyn Dodgers, but he wasn't wrong about much else. He died young and I moved to Queens. ...


East Texas kids get to live the Jackie Robinson story
KTRE
The Dallas Children's Theater brought the historical Brooklyn Dodgers player to the Temple Theater so kids could take a trip back in time. ...


Brooklyn Cyclones Named New York-Penn League's Most Outstanding Club
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
... the return of former Brooklyn hurler and Los Angeles manager Tommy Lasorda to our fair borough for his induction into the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Fame, ...


Ice cold baseball and ice cold motives: Some things remain the same
The Post-Standard - Syracuse.com
What the Brooklyn Dodgers still represent, beyond all else, is a time when we naively believed in something better, something mystic, about baseball.


Dick Heller: Ol' Perfessor was simply remark-able
Washington Times
Two years earlier, testifying memorably before a Senate committee, Stengel had described being discharged by the Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves after ...


Ex-Dodger is 100 years old, still enjoying games
Austin American-Statesman
Malinosky played three months for the Brooklyn Dodgers as an infielder in 1937. He reminded an Associated Press reporter that in those days they wore a ...