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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

TRIBUNE COLUMN Columbia Daily Tribune - Columbia,MO,USA
Most older baseball fans remember Rickey as the Brooklyn Dodgers general manager who broke the baseball color line in December 1945 by signing Jackie ...

`Hectic' time for new Hall of Famer Williams San Gabriel Valley Tribune - West Covina,CA,USA...
him his trip to Cooperstown, NY, site of the Hall of Fame, but there also was a 13-year playing career that began in 1951 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. ...

Former Brooklyn Dodgers Owner Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame NY1 - NY,USA
The man who orchestrated the Brooklyn Dodgers' move from Brooklyn to Los Angeles will be enshrined in Cooperstown. Walter O'Malley was among five old-time ...

Evil O'Malley is in the Hall BrooklynPapers.com - NY, United States
"The man was a traitor who only cared about making as much money as he could," said Ridge teacher and lifelong Brooklyn Dodgers fan Richard Montalbano. ...

O'Malley family rejoices in Hall election MLB.com - USA
The HBO special [The Brooklyn Dodgers: Ghosts of Flatbush] focused on that effort, on my father addressing the aging Ebbets Field situation, wondering where ...

Hall of Fame heresy in Brooklyn? Former Dodgers owner makes Hall ... USA Today - USA
In Brooklyn, some aging baseball fans they still recall that dark day in 1957 when they learned the owner of the Dodgers was moving their beloved team to ...

Dodgers Owner O'Malley, Commissioner Kuhn Make Baseball Hall Bloomberg - USA
3 (Bloomberg) -- Walter O'Malley, who started baseball's West Coast expansion by moving the Dodgers to Los Angeles from Brooklyn, and Bowie Kuhn, ...

O'Malley, Unforgiven New York Times - United States
By The New York Times By Charles delafuente Even though the Brooklyn Dodgers broke my heart when they abandoned Brooklyn (I was 12), I have no quibble with ...

Former Dodgers owner O'Malley elected to Hall of Fame TCPalm - West Palm Beach,FL,USA
O'Malley, who died in 1979, moved the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles after the 1957 season — a baseball version of the California Gold Rush that ...

Former A's manager Dick Williams elected to Hall of Fame San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA
O'Malley united the East and West coasts under baseball's flag when he moved the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles after the 1957 season. ...

Walter O'Malley's long road to the Hall of Fame Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
He joined the Brooklyn Dodgers as general counsel in 1941, at age 37. He bought a minority share in the franchise three years later and gained controlling ...

New Hall of Famer Stirs Both Sides in Brooklyn New York Times - United States
"Yeah, he deserves it," David Avery, 50, said as he stood near what was once centerfield in Ebbets Field and is now the front courtyard of the Ebbets Field ...

bavasi a legendary baseball character Los Angeles Dodgers - Los Angeles,CA,USA...
his bride of 66 years, succeeded the legendary branch rickey as the brooklyn dodgers general manager in 1951. he retired from the angels following the ...

Dodgers to battle Red Sox at Coliseum MLB.com - USA
"Just to know the history of the Dodgers coming out here, their being in Brooklyn for so many years and to have the good fortune of playing the Red Sox. ...

A match made in Brooklyn Dick Heller Washington Times - Washington,DC,USA
No wonder Day eventually gave Durocher the heave-ho, just like many umpires during his tempestuous 17 seasons as skipper of the Brooklyn Dodgers and then ...

Mauch among game's best strategists MLB.com - USA
A native of Salina, Kan., who was raised in Los Angeles, Mauch broke into the Majors as a middle infielder with the Brooklyn Dodgers -- the first of six ...

On This Day in History: November 19 A Great Dodger Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
He was later with the Baltimore Elite Giants — spending winters in the Latin American leagues — before joining the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1946, ...

Billy Herman's biggest fan New Albany Tribune - IN,USA
Bob Herman has baseball cards of his uncle when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers and managed the Boston Red Sox from 1964-1966. ...

7:07 pm: A+ Series: Class tourneys have dimmed but not ... Anderson Herald Bulletin - Anderson,IN,USA
Mention the former Brooklyn Dodgers pitching great's name in his hometown of Anderson, however, and baseball isn't necessarily the first sport that comes to ...

Friday, December 21, 2007

Brooklyn Dodgers News Alerts

Our O'Malley tale concludes BrooklynPapers.com - NY, United States
Losing the Dodgers rubbed salt in these wounds. Today, Brooklyn is booming, fashionable and fast recovering its place as the core of New York. ...

Shuba not surprised; Hehr hopes for future Youngstown Vindicator - Youngstown,OH,USA
By JOE SCALZO When George "Shotgun" Shuba was a player with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1948, he met one of his teammates, Erv Palica, at Grand Central Station ...

THOSE HALL OF FAME BUMS! New York Post - New York,NY,USADecember 11, 2007 -- THE ISSUE: Brooklyn Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley's induction into the Hall of Fame. Acknowledging Walter O'Malley for moving baseball ...

New Hall of Famer O'Malley still hated in Brooklyn Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA
Dare say there remain residents of Kings County and graying fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers who would reverse the order, and that would be perfectly ...

Honoring the man who moved Brooklyn Dodgers Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA
Brooklyn Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley, left, hugs manager Walter Alston at Yankees Stadium on Oct. 4, 1955 in New York after the Dodgers beat the Yankees ...

Is O'Malley really evil? BrooklynPapers.com - NY, United States
He had to, because rascally politicians would not help him build a new park to replace Ebbets Field. And now, the facts: The second point is easily ...

O'Malley family rejoices in Hall election MLB.com - USA
The HBO special [The Brooklyn Dodgers: Ghosts of Flatbush] focused on that effort, on my father addressing the aging Ebbets Field situation, wondering where ...

Hall of Fame heresy in Brooklyn? Former Dodgers owner makes Hall ... USA Today - USA
In Brooklyn, some aging baseball fans they still recall that dark day in 1957 when they learned the owner of the Dodgers was moving their beloved team to ...

For Sports Fans, a Season of Foul Play New York Times - United States
... which voted to posthumously admit Walter O'Malley, the Dodgers' owner who abandoned Brooklyn 50 years ago in favor of Los Angeles. ...

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Brooklyn Dodger News Alert

Leo Durocher's wife, Laraine Day, dies USA Today - USA
Day penned the memoir Day With Giants in 1951 about life with Durocher, to whom she was married from 1947 to 1960 when he managed first the Brooklyn Dodgers ...

Shuba covers all the bases in talk to Curbstoners Youngstown Vindicator - Youngstown,OH,USA
He appeared in three World Series and helped the Dodgers to the 1955 title, their only crown while the team was still based in Brooklyn. ...

Laraine Day, 'B+ Movie' Star, Dies at 87 New York Times - United States
... lady of baseball" for her earlier marriage to Leo Durocher, the Hall of Fame manager of what were then the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants. ...

Laraine Day, 87; actress and 'first lady of baseball' was featured ...Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
The actress' affinity for baseball came out of her second marriage, to Leo Durocher, the legendary manager of what were then the Brooklyn Dodgers and the ...

Historically Speaking: November 9 Brooklyn Goes to War Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
References to the Brooklyn Dodgers, to Coney Island, to the Brooklyn Navy Yard and to Brooklyn salami are scattered throughout the programs. ...

Charlie Baseball Bonner County Daily Bee - Sandpoint,ID,USA
When Sandpoint resident Charlie Kress played first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1954, he made a modest $9000 -- for the entire season, which for the ...

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

BROOKLYN AERIE A Weekly Column of Trivia and Observations: Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
It was built to hold 33000 Dodger fans, but more often than not 38000 were packed in. The pharmaceutical product that put Brooklyn's Pfizer Co. on the map ...

50 Years Ago: Dodgers welcomed to LA MLB.com - USA
The Dodgers continued to negotiate early in 1957 with New York officials for a proposed new sports stadium located in Brooklyn, but owning the Los Angeles ...

Jeffcoat Death Brings Back Memories The Braves Show - USA
He hit a few balls into the Ebbets Field seats and was offered $2500 to sign. Cincinnati offered $2000 and promised to start him in Class B instead of D as ...

Like the Dodgers, Ave Maria School of Law Will Thrive by Moving CNSNews.com - Alexandria,VA,USA
By Fr. Michael P. Orsi It's been 50 years since the Dodgers left Brooklyn. I was only a boy then, but I can remember the anger in my two uncles, ...

Dodgers eye one-game return to Coliseum Houston Chronicle - United States
The Dodgers played in the Coliseum from 1958-61 after moving from Brooklyn. They shared the stadium with the Southern Cal, UCLA and Los Angeles Rams ...

Dodgers hope to play one game in Coliseum to celebrate anniversary SI.com - USA
The Dodgers played in the Coliseum for four years after moving west from Brooklyn in 1958. They shared the stadium with football tenants Southern California ...

Dodgers First 'World Series" in 1889 Tot Holmes (subscription) - Gothenburg,NE,USA
Many participating in the games will not be recognizable to any but Dodger aficionados, but at the time they excited the Brooklyn fans. ...

Dodgers at the Coliseum? For a day, maybe Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
The Dodgers shared the stadium with USC, UCLA and the Rams for four years, after they moved from Brooklyn in 1958 and before Dodger Stadium opened in 1962. ...

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

Rickey Biography Hits Lawsuit Roadblock New York Sun - New York,NY,USA
By Special to the Sun A sportswriter known for a memoir about the Brooklyn Dodgers is suing his publisher to get out of a contract to write a biography ...

Fame finds Dodgers fans who made News 52 years ago New York Daily News - New York,NY,USA
BY DENISE ROMANO More than 50 years ago, Salvatore Monti's wife and son graced the pages of the Daily News, the day after the Brooklyn Dodgers won their ...

Preacher Roe recalls when pitchers routinely pitched nine innings KY3 - Springfield,MO,USA
The Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1940s and 50s and stars like Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges -- the list is seemingly endless. And as many of you know, ...

Preacher Roe still loves baseball despite changes KY3 - Springfield,MO,USA
in Ash Flat, Ark. He pitched in the National League for the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Brooklyn Dodgers from 1938-1954. ...

On This Day in History: October 11 Brooklyn's First World Series Game Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
It was at Ebbets Field and the first World Series game ever played in Brooklyn. Here follows a Daily Eagle report on October 11 of the game the day before ...

Dodgers' fans were Flatbush-whacked Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
Buzzie Bavasi, former Dodgers general manager: "Walter's attitude was, 'If it's 30 miles from Brooklyn, it might as well be 3000 miles. ...

Monday, October 8, 2007

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

Brooklyn has moved on since Dodgers left 50 years ago Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
"When Pee Wee Reese died," said Marty Adler, who has spent years inducting Brooklyn Dodgers into a Hall of Fame he formed, "we tried to get a school named ...

LA's major league play: Dodgers' 50 years in Los Angeles Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
But by 1953, Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley had been exploring alternatives for aging Ebbets Field for seven years. Back in 1946, as a minority owner, ...

On This Day in History: October 4 'Next Year' Finally Came! Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
published online 10-04-2007 BROOKLYN — In answer to millions of prayers the Brooklyn Dodgers won a World Series! ...

The bum from Brooklyn New York Daily News - New York,NY,USA
But what we have here tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the day Walter O'Malley officially announced that his Dodgers would depart Brooklyn for points ...

Dodgers announcer Scully was just happy to have a job in LA Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
The Brooklyn Dodgers, the beloved Bums of Flatbush, were leaving their cherished borough for the bright promise of Los Angeles. ...

When the Losers Were Loved New York Times - United States
By MICHAEL SHAPIRO CARL ERSKINE, who pitched for the Brooklyn Dodgers and so knew something about despair, had followed the declining fortunes of the Mets, ...

A Dodger's Politics, and Images of a Vanished Era New York Times - United States
By SAM ROBERTS IT'S probably impossible to say too much about Jackie Robinson, the legendary Brooklyn Dodger who integrated Major League Baseball in 1947. ...

LA's major league play: Dodgers' 50 years in Los Angeles Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
On the other side of the continent, the Dodgers seemed entrenched in Brooklyn, where they had been since their inception in 1890 as the Bridegrooms. ...

The Catch Heard 'Round the World The Santa Barbara Independent - Santa Barbara,CA,USA
In the '47 series, there was no bigger star than DiMaggio of the New York Yankees and no smaller speck of a player than Gionfriddo of the Brooklyn Dodgers. ...

Story appeared in SPORTS section, Page C1 Sacramento Bee - CA, USA
The New York Giants, to paraphrase grammatically challenged Brooklyn Dodgers manager Chuck Dressen, was dead. Long live the San Francisco Giants ... even as ...

Thomson's Shot Still a Sports Rarity WTOC - Savannah,GA,USA
... Shot Heard Round the world, a bottom-of-the-ninth blast that led the New York Giants past the Brooklyn Dodgers for the National League title in 1951. ...

On This Day in History: October 3 Rain and Loss of Series Sadden ... Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
... published online 10-03-2007 EBBETS FIELD — The 1941 World Series ended in October between the arch-rival NYC baseball teams the Brooklyn Dodgers and the ...

In determining baseball's Golden Age, the matter is subject to ... New Brunswick Home News Tribune - New Brunswick,NJ,USA
Before the Dodgers abandoned Brooklyn, the fans had abandoned Brooklyn. Next season Yankee Stadium figures to be filled for 81 games, with more than four ...

Fans gather for 50th anniversary of Giants' last home game in New York The Canadian Press - Walter O'Malley, whose Brooklyn Dodgers drew 1028258 to Ebbets Field, was vilified perhaps even more than Stoneham. It was a different era: There were 16 ...

Bury My Heart at Ebbets Field New York Times - United States
By DAVE ANDERSON Fifty years later, historical revisionists have all but beatified Walter O'Malley for absconding to Los Angeles with the Brooklyn Dodgers ...

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

What Price Nostalgia? Forbes - NY,USA
But think back half a century to when the Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game as such on Sept. 29, 1957. The owner of arguably the most iconic team in ...

Fifty Years Of Loss Forbes - NY,USA
But New Yorkers are also feeling more nostalgic than usual about the national pastime, given that it's the 50th anniversary of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New ...

Ebbets Field memories are being preserved ... at local McDonalds. BrooklynPapers.com - NY
By Gersh Kuntzman On the 50th anniversary of the final game at Ebbets Field, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (left, outside the Ebbets Field Apartments) called ...

Baseball Giants all but gone in NYC's memory amNewYork - New York,USA
Fifty years later, reminders abound of the Brooklyn Dodgers -- ceremonies and statues at minor-league KeySpan Park, a beer named in honor of their 1955 ...

Final Game in Brooklyn 50 Years Ago Tot Holmes (subscription) - Gothenburg,NE,USA
the Brooklyn Dodgers hosted the Pittsburgh Pirates in the final home game of the season at Ebbets Field. Only 6702 paid fans could attend the game ...

50 years ago today... About - News & Issues - New York,NY,USA
That was the day of the final game at Ebbets Field, and Danny McDevitt threw the final pitch in the Brooklyn Dodgers' 2-0 victory over Pittsburgh. ...

On This Day in History: September 24 Did He or Didn't He? Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
In 1932 Hack became a Brooklyn Dodger. After retiring from baseball, Hack held various jobs. He was a master of ceremonies in a Chicago night club and ...

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

Landmark Status for Brooklyn Sugar Plant Houston Chronicle - United States
The factory predated the Brooklyn Bridge and outlasted the Brooklyn Dodgers, but it closed down for good as the sugar industry fell on hard times in recent ...

Dodgers' last pitch at Ebbets means more now Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
Danny McDevitt didn't recognize the magnitude of the day in 1957 when he pitched a shutout to win the Brooklyn Dodgers' last game at Ebbets Field, ...

St. Augustine fete to star ex-Dodger New York Daily News - New York,NY,USA
Former Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca will return to Brooklyn Saturday to reminisce about the great legacy of local baseball 50 years after the last game at ...

A Bitter 50th Anniversary in Brooklyn Washington Post - United States
Only 6673 turned out on that gloomy day in 1957 when the Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field. Those who came likened the game to a funeral. ...

Time for closure for Dodgers fans MLB.com - USA
That's what the Brooklyn Dodgers were, an instrument of unity. And I was at Shea Stadium on July 30, 1964, when, as an adventurous teenager from Pittsburgh, ...

Move west opens baseball to nation MLB.com - USA
In actuality, the Brooklyn Dodgers' final home game was witnessed by 6702 customers amid 25000 empty seats. Although an official announcement didn't come ...

50 years since we all shed tears for lost ballparks New York Daily News - New York,NY,USA
Of course, Ebbets Field and the Polo Grounds were going to live forever, right? No, dear friends from Manhattan and Brooklyn, I was at both of the ...

Ghosts of Flatbush still alive 50 years after Dodgers' exit USA Today - USA
This year's giveaway: an Ebbets Field model. "Every year we've had a former Dodger come back and do something at the ballpark," says general manager Steve ...

Brooklyn marks 50-year anniversary of singing the Dodger blues The Canadian Press -
When he attends Brooklyn Dodgers memorabilia shows, there's no need to have a big star present to draw a crowd. "Anybody on the roster will do, ...

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

Baseball: Fifty years ago, one era ended and another began Cape Cod Times - Hyannis,MA,USA
The Dodgers only had 32000 seats and management wanted a new, larger stadium with better parking in a downtown Brooklyn location. ...

Bingham: Sadness and joy when Dodgers left town Cape Cod Times - Hyannis,MA,USA
The author was one of just 6672 fans to show up for the Brooklyn Dodgers' final game at Ebbets Field on Sept. 24, 1957.AP By Walter Bingham On Sept. ...

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

Exorcising the Dodgers New York Magazine - NY, USA
50 years ago, the Dodgers left Ebbets Field for Los Angeles. Isn't it time their ghosts left, too? By Sam Anderson The story of the Brooklyn Dodgers is very ...

Gulas, Shuba plan book signing Youngstown Vindicator - Youngstown,OH,USA
Shuba, a Youngstown native and a graduate of Chaney High School, played baseball professionally for the Brooklyn Dodgers and is included in Roger Kahn's ...

brooklyn's home to broken hearts Times Herald-Record - Middletown,NY,USA
But, 50 years from the last recorded out made at Ebbets Field, on Sept. 24, 1957, the Dodgers and Brooklyn remain, amazingly, frozen in a black-and-white ...

50 years later, it still hurts that the Dodgers are gone Times Herald-Record - Middletown, NY, USA
ABOVE: Ron Moon of Scotchtown poses for a portrait with some of his Brooklyn Dodger memorabilia on Sept. 13, 2007.Times Herald-Record/TOM BUSHEY By Justin ...

Duke Snider Powered To The Top CNNMoney.com - USA
He eventually followed his dad's advice and became one of the most dangerous lefty sluggers in the game, ideally suited for Ebbets Field's short right field ...

Dodgers' SoCal chapter rich in history MLB.com - USA
Among the 14 players who were at the presser on Wednesday, four played for the Dodgers in Brooklyn and Los Angeles -- Newcombe, Lasorda, pitcher Ed Roebuck ...

Book Review Western Queens Gazette - Queens,NY,USA
The concept languished until 1956, when Brooklyn Dodgers' owner Walter O'Malley asked for improvements to Ebbets Field, the home of the Dodgers. ...

We gotta believe this year's the year New York Daily News - New York,NY,USA
When Brooklyn Dodgers won the 1955 World Series, the Daily News ran Leo O'Mealia's cartoon on page 1. All my life I've dreamed of watching my home team from ...

GUEST OP-ED - Looking back on Brooklyn's heartbreak Kings Courier - Brooklyn,NY,USA
By Joseph F. LaQuinta Recently, it occurred to me that the Golden Anniversary this year of the Brooklyn Dodgers' defection to LaLa Land should not pass ...

Mets honor Hodges before opener MLB.com - USA
By Marty Noble / MLB.com NEW YORK -- Since their inception in 1962, the Mets always have had a Brooklyn flavor, beginning with their color scheme -- Dodgers ...

Book Honors Baseball's "Brain" Branch Rickey Missourinet.com - Jefferson City,MO,USA
1942 would be Rickey's finale with the Cardinals as he went out on top, heading to Brooklyn to take the reins of the Dodgers. It was just a few short years ...

In Nashua, two players opened doors to integration Nashua Telegraph - Nashua,NH,USA
Jackie Robinson, the first black player signed by Brooklyn Dodgers President Branch Rickey, had made his professional debut in Montreal a few days earlier. ...

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

vin scully is voice of baseball Montreal Gazette - Montreal,Quebec,Canada
29, has been the voice of the Dodgers for 57 years, dating to their days in Brooklyn. It is the longest tenure of any broadcaster with a single club in ...

A half-century ago, a baseball era ended in New York and another ... SI.com - USA
"We want to keep the Dodgers in Brooklyn,'' he said. "The Dodgers belong in Brooklyn.'' It was, he said, the intransigence of Moses that forced his hand. ...

Bankhead a baseball pioneer MLB.com - USA
For Bankhead, a rookie pitching in middle relief for the Brooklyn Dodgers, was making his debut on that summer afternoon in Ebbets Field. ...

Ray McNulty: Devil Rays in a Dodger town Sebastian Sun (subscription) - Sebastian,FL,USA
But the relationship began to unravel as Brooklyn Dodgers fans, who created the love affair between the team and town in the 1940s and '50s, started dying ...

Jackie's legend lives on BrooklynPapers.com - NY, United States
Yet 50 years after that move, the Brooklyn Dodgers are still news, as recent books, articles, and an HBO movie can attest. Part of that continued interest ...

On This Day in History: August 16 A Lonely Ebbets Without Dodgers Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
A deep gloom hung over Brooklyn on August 16, 1955, when O'Malley announced that the Dodgers would play seven of the next season's home games at Roosevelt ...

Glory Days: New York Baseball 1947-1957 Time Out New York - New York,NY,USA
... equation: The unparalleled success of the Yankees, Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants as a metaphor for the city's rising fortunes after WWII. ...

Sour Notes Are Sweet for Sym-Phony of Brooklyn New York Times - United States
... in 1939 to lead a famously off-key chorus of cheers for its beloved Brooklyn Dodgers, who left New York for Los Angeles after the 1957 baseball season. ...

CYCLONES HONOR LEGEND ROBINSON New York Post - New York,NY,USA
By TIM BONTEMPS August 13, 2007 -- On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers in a game against ...

Brooklyn Memories Why Did the Dodgers Leave Brooklyn? Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
The Dodgers had left Brooklyn. It was with melancholy, and sadness and depression, but not without rancor that the Flatbush Faithful bid their beloved Bums ...

Exhibit recalls baseball's glory days Palm Beach Post - FL, United States
By CHARLES PASSY An usher's uniform from Ebbets Field, the storied stadium that was a second home to generations of Brooklyn Dodgers fans. ...

The fire in Big Newk still burns BrooklynPapers.com - NY, United States
In fact, he once started both games of a double-header for the Dodgers -- and shut out Philadelphia in the first game and pitched seven innings of the second ...

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts July 26, 2007

Lords Of Flatbush RealGMBaseball.com - IL,USA
In the excellent new HBO baseball documentary "Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush," executive producers Rick Bernstein and Ross Greenburg once again ...

'I Watched Him. Everybody Did.' Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia,PA,USA
Podres had grown up in Upstate New York (where he still lives and knows all the good fishing spots) and was a huge fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers, ...

Newcombe an eyewitness to history MLB.com - USA...
the Dodgers and visiting teams and also talking with members of the media about his days as one of the famed "Boys of Summer" with the Brooklyn Dodgers ...

Brooklyn Memory: My All-Star Parade Ground Team Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
Steve Lembo, from Boro Park, caught a few games for the Brooklyn Dodgers and then spent a long career as a scout for the Brooklyn and then the LA Dodgers. ...

'The shot heard 'round the world' and a life-long love affair Nevada Appeal - Carson City,NV,USA
... the Dodgers led the deciding game at the Giants' Polo Grounds home field, 4-2, in the bottom of the ninth, with Brooklyn's ace pitcher, Ralph Branca, ...

GORDON WHITE: DEM BUMS: Visit to Ebbets Field Was a Short Walk ... Southern Pines Pilot - Southern Pines,NC,USA
In the summer of 1942, between my sophomore and junior years in high school, I lived in Brooklyn, less than a mile from Ebbets Field. ...

Jackie Robinson: Fascinating Hero Newsweek - USA
Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson, the first African-American admitted into the Major Leagues, is at first base at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, April 11, 1947. ...

Praying for Gil Hodges: A Memoir of the 1955 World Series and One ... PopMatters - Chicago,IL,USA
Hodges was born in this small Midwestern town, but his life’s journey took him to New York as a first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers. ...

Monday, July 23, 2007

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts July 23, 2007

On This Day in History: July 23 Birth Anniversary of the 'Captain' Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
So Reese was sold to the Brooklyn Dodgers for a reported $40000 after his second year at Louisville. Reese was bought up by Brooklyn in 1940, envisioned as ...

Ghosts of Flatbush Still With Us Tot Holmes (subscription) - Gothenburg,NE,USA...
the traumatic switch from the right coast to the left coast by the Los Angeles, nee Brooklyn, Dodgers in 1957 after their final season in New York. ...

Ex-Dodger Don Newcombe supports Barry BondsNewsday - Long Island,NY,USAThe Cyclones, who are commemorating the 1950s Brooklyn Dodgers this season, raised a No. 36 banner in honor of Newcombe.

No. 42 broke more than baseball color line Seattle Post Intelligencer - Seattle,WA,USA
As a Columbia graduate student and part-time Long Island Press sportswriter, I took a subway often to Ebbets Field in the spring of 1956 to see Robinson ...

Even in his twilight, Jackie was still Jackie The News Journal - Wilmington,DE,USA
Yesterday, as it was Dodgers 8 and Yankees 3, Jackie cemented both arguments. If there was anything typical about the Brooklyn victory from this seat it was ...

On This Day in History:April 18 Ebbets Buried at Green-Wood Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
The team to play in the stadium was called the Brooklyn Superbas and later the Brooklyn Dodgers. Some friends advised Ebbets against building the stadium ...

Beginning of the end: 50 years ago this week, Dodgers began final ... BrooklynPapers.com - Brooklyn,NY,USA
In 1957, the Dodgers drew just 1.03 million fans to Ebbets Field, their beloved, 32000-seat bandbox. That attendence figure was nearly half of the team’s ...

Branch Rickey Changes Sports—and America—Forever American Heritage - USA
Sixty years ago today, on April 10, 1947, the Brooklyn Dodgers were playing the Montreal Royals, one of their own minor league teams. ...

Friday, July 20, 2007

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts 7/20/07

A Jersey Guy's Roots in Brooklyn New York Times
- United StatesAfter being drubbed for two homers by Yogi Berra in the seventh game of the 1956 World Series, Newcombe left Ebbets Field and drove home to New Jersey, ...

Brooklyn Baseball Memories: The Would-be Brooklyn Dodger Whose ... Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
Signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1948 -- one year after Jackie Robinson -- Jethroe soon proved as able as Robinson to stand out in formally all-white high ...

At least O'Malley, unlike Modell, had a good reason Dayton Daily News (subscription) - Dayton,OH,USA
But if you watch the HBO special Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush, it's hard not to think of Art Modell and how he, like Dodgers owner Walter ...

Book Review: Branch Rickey, Baseball's Ferocious Gentleman Baseball Toaster - Alameda,CA,USA...
Rickey for his profligate spending, especially losing several hundred thousand dollars on an ill-fated pro football team called the Brooklyn Dodgers. ...

Former Dodger, 96, still a hit in town Chicago Suburban News - Batavia,IL,USA
After playing on several semi-pro teams, he befriended a professional baseball umpire who told him the Brooklyn Dodgers were looking for an outfielder. ...

LOCAL SPORTS: The two lives of Sal Maglie Tonawanda News
- North Tonawanda,NY,USAHe was the last major leaguer to play for the New York Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees. But, The Barber was probably the city’s favorite ...

Monday, July 16, 2007

Brooklyn Dodger T.V. Alert

SNY (Sportsnet New York) will air a one hour documentary called Gil Hodges: The Quiet Man. The documentary will premiere on July 17 (Tuesday) at 8:30pm EST.

Schedule
July 17 8:30pm EST
July 18 1:00pm EST
July 21 5:00pm EST

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts 7/15/07

Bridge Named After Dodgers-Mets Great Celebrates 70th Anniversary Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA...
President David Moretti welcomed the family of the late Brooklyn Dodgers great and Mets manager Gil Hodges, whose name was added to the bridge in 1978. ...



Extra innings for fans keeping the faith Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA
It's easy to find Brooklyn Dodgers fans in the metropolitan area who truly miss their beloved Bums. They still bleed from this 50-year-old wound, ...



News briefs: White House honors Jackie with T-ball game CBS News - New York City,NY,USA
This year marks the 60th anniversary of Robinson's debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers as the first black major league baseball player. ...



It's 50 years since the Dodgers, Giants left us Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA
I really owe that joy - and heartbreak - to the Brooklyn Dodgers. My mother and father, both Brooklyn born and bred, were tremendous fans of the team. ...



When Jersey City was a pawn for the Dodgers Newark Star Ledger - NJ, USA
It also foretold a series of events re-examined with the expected angst and nostalgia in a new documentary, "Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush," ...



Video of the Day: Brooklyn Trolleys Gothamist - NY,USA
Watching the Brooklyn Dodgers documentary on HBO made us dig for some more footage on YouTube. The team had many nicknames, one being the Trolley Dodgers, ...



On This Day in History:July 12 Ebbets Field's Only All-Star Game Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
The 1942 game was scheduled for cozy "little" Ebbets Field but was played at the more spacious Polo Grounds as a benefit for war charities. ...


A 'Blue Lens' Look At The Brooklyn Dodgers Jamestown Post Journal - Jamestown,NY,USA

Written by Bonnie Crosby, the missive detailed a book she had co-authored called, Through a Blue Lens: The Brooklyn Dodgers Photographs of Barney Stein, ...

Final dodgers pitch Once more tossed again Courier Life Publications - Brooklyn,NY,USA

On September 24, 1957, Dem Bums Joe Pignatano and Danny McDevitt took to the mound at Ebbets Field for the final pitch of their last home game - little ...

Dodger Great Ralph Branca inspires kids Bay Ridge Courier - Brooklyn,NY,USA

Former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca arrived to a warm borough welcome when he stopped by Intermediate School 285 in Flatbush to help unveil a mural ...

Brooklyn Bums -- A Candid Lens Forward - New York,NY,USA

Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Roy Campanella, Gil Hodges, Duke Snider: legendary Brooklyn Dodgers whose images appear in hundreds of iconic photos that ...


Sunday, July 15, 2007

HBO's Ghost of Flatbush News Links


'Dodgers' documentary on HBO is a winner Buffalo News
- NY, United StatesHBO Sports has another winner in its latest nostalgic documentary, "Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush." The two-hour film, which premieres on the ...

The Bums are Still a Rush Newsweek
- USANo, it was the Brooklyn Dodgers, a team that came to symbolize the American dream. For fans looking for a dose of baseball nostalgia that the All-Star Game ...

Brooklyn Dodgers resurrected in HBO documentary Sun-Sentinel.com
- Fort Lauderdale,FL,USABY JENNIFER FREY HBO's Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush is low on drama and high on nostalgia, with Brooklyn itself (referred to at one point as ...

Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush Variety
- USA'We're the Brooklyn Dodgers. Whether we move 3000 miles or 30 miles, we will not be the Brooklyn Dodgers.' " Talking to Dodger fans of the era about the ...

Brooklyn Dodgers: Ghosts of Flatbush Newsday
- Long Island,NY,USAMemory turns into elegy and fades into nostalgia in "Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush," HBO's two-hour tribute to the team's heyday, ...

HBO Documentary Brings Back Memories Washington Post
- United StatesBy Leonard Shapiro The field of my own dreams has always been Ebbets Field, that bandbox of a ballpark where my once beloved Brooklyn Dodgers played until ...

Last Exit in Brooklyn New York Sun
- New York,NY,USAHodges was one of the Boys of Summer, as the Brooklyn Dodgers were known in those days (though most preferred to call them "da bums"). ...

Documentary on Dodgers a trip back in time OCRegister
- Orange County,CA,USAThat's what Major League Baseball and HBO have done in the "Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush" documentary, to air at 8 pm Wednesday on HBO...

Denis Hamill New York Daily News
- New York,NY,USAI also remember being in awe of sitting in this place where the Brooklyn Dodgers played the mystifying game of baseball that gave my father so damned much ...

TV-RADIO NOTEBOOK HBO's documentary tugs at Goren's heart Houston Chronicle
- United States... is one of several Brooklyn natives -- along with Larry King, actor Lou Gossett and comedian Pat Cooper -- who were interviewed for Brooklyn Dodgers: The ...

SAUNDERS: HBO brings 'Bums' to life Rocky Mountain News
- Denver,CO,USABy Dusty Saunder, Special to the Rocky You'll discover during the opening scenes that Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush is much more than a ...

New York the center of these baseball tales Orlando Sentinel - Orlando,FL,USA
Early in HBO's documentary about the Brooklyn Dodgers, narrator Liev Schreiber explains, "America had spent the first half of the decade [1940s] reshaping ...

Stanley Crouch: Baseball's story,America's story Sacramento Bee - CA, USA
In 1957, the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles and left Brooklyn, where baseball had been integrated in 1947 through the luminous reserve and volatile talent of ...

Boys of Summer are back Dick Heller Washington Times - Washington,DC,USA
The Brooklyn Dodgers live on." Thus does narrator Liev Schreiber neatly summarize the history and demise of perhaps baseball's most democratic and accursed ...

Film details Dodgers' move to LA Los Angeles Times
- CA,USAThe story of what led to the Dodgers' leaving Brooklyn is a major part of a two-hour documentary, "Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush," that will air ...

'Ghosts Of Flatbush' Brings Back Painful Memories WNBC New York, NY USA

By Otis Livingston, Sports Anchor NEW YORK -- I have to admit when the Brooklyn Dodgers moved to Los Angeles after the 1957 season it worked out pretty good ...

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