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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

No. 1 athlete Ace Parker is the pride of Portsmouth The Virginian-Pilot - Norfolk,VA,USA
He hit a home run in his first at-bat but struggled with big-league pitching and found his outlet in football with the old Brooklyn Dodgers. ...

Recalling Barber's excellence Washington Times - Washington,DC,USA
Somewhat ironically, Barber wasn't yet the Dodgers' "voice" in 1938; instead he was in his fifth season of doing the Reds' games for presumably appreciative ...

On Old Cassette, Barber’s Voice Brings to Life Game He Missed New York Times - United States
Anthony Camerano/Associated Press Johnny Vander Meer of the Reds pitching his second consecutive no-hitter in 1938, against the Dodgers at Ebbets Field. ...

Barber’s Voice Brings to Life a Game He Didn’t See New York Times - United States
He was then in his final season with the Cincinnati Reds (his storied run with the Brooklyn Dodgers started the next season) and behind the Crosley Field ...

Dwyane Hickman to star in 'Dobie Gillis,' Dodger Pee Wee Reese ... Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
How much bigger a story would it have been a year earlier in Brooklyn? Reese was one of the veteran Dodgers who came with the team to Los Angeles in 1958. ...

Vin Scully Inducted into Hall of Fame LA Weekly - Los Angeles,CA,USA
Scully, who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982, first started with the Brooklyn Dodgers, then made the move to Los Angeles with ...

Dodger Sportscaster Vin Scully EntertainmentToday.net - Los Angeles,CA,USA
The New York-born man joined Hall of Fame announcers Red Barber (his mentor) and Connie Desmond as part of the Brooklyn Dodgers broadcast team in 1950, ...

Put Gil In Already! Brooklyn Icon Hodges Deserves Better Than Hall ... Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA...
Torenli If I didn’t know any better, I’d think there was a conspiracy to keep former Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman Gil Hodges out of the Hall of Fame. ...

Vin Scully to be Inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame Christian News Wire (press release) - Washington,DC,USA
Scully joined the Brooklyn Dodgers' broadcast team in 1950, and followed the team when they moved to Los Angeles before the start of the 1958 baseball ...

FROM THE BROOKLYN AERIE Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
There are two streets in Brooklyn named after ex-Brooklyn Dodgers. One named Erskine St. for Carl Erskine, the other, Walker St., named for Abe “Rube” ...

Brooklyn Dodgers in the NY Times

Preacher Roe, Brooklyn Dodgers Star Known for His Spitball, Dies at 92
By RICHARD GOLDSTEIN
Mr. Roe was a folksy pitcher from the Ozarks who became a star with the Brooklyn Dodgers, featuring superb control and a spitball he belatedly confessed to throwing.November 11, 2008

Erskine Takes the Mound, and Suddenly It’s 1955
By ANAHAD O'CONNOR
At KeySpan Park in Coney Island on Sunday, Carl Erskine, the star pitcher of the 1955 World Series championship Dodgers, sent old fans on a bittersweet trip down baseball memory lane.

Say Hey, Giants Fans Show Their Wistful Side
By RICHARD SANDOMIR
The members of the New York Baseball Giants Nostalgia Society know this: Their team’s history is just as rich as that of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Rich Memories in the Last Days at Dodgertown
By KAREN CROUSE
The dismantling of Dodgertown, the Dodger’s home since 1948, represents another wrecking-ball blow to baseball’s tradition.

Team Takes Leave of Another Town
By DAN BARRY
Fifty years after leaving Brooklyn, the Dodgers are leaving Vero Beach, Fla., where they have held their spring training for decades.

Hotel Where Dodgers Celebrated a Title Is Up for Sale
By ANTHONY RAMIREZ
The historic Hotel Bossert, where the Brooklyn Dodgers celebrated their first and last World Series championship, is being put up for sale.

Johnny Podres, Series Star, Dies at 75
By RICHARD GOLDSTEIN
Johnny Podres became a celebrated figure in the storied history of the Brooklyn Dodgers in October 1955 when he pitched them to their only World Series championship.

Where Once Brooklyn Triumphed, a Tragic Scene
By MANNY FERNANDEZ
It has been 50 years since the Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field. And for residents of the Ebbets Field Apartments, that can seem like ancient history.

New Hall of Famer Stirs Both Sides in Brooklyn
By ANDY NEWMAN; DARYL KHAN CONTRIBUTED REPORTING.
The posthumous election of Walter O’Malley to the National Baseball Hall of Fame is a twist of the knife to some Brooklynites who remember him for moving the Dodgers to Los Angeles.

When the Losers Were Loved
By MICHAEL SHAPIRO
Like this year’s Mets, the ’51 Dodgers tortured their fans by blowing a sure thing. But the anguish came with forgiveness.

Time Doesn’t Relieve the Pain, or Change the Facts
By DAVE ANDERSON
Walter O’Malley deserves credit for his foresight in expanding Major League Baseball to California, but Brooklyn’s hindsight remains.

Sour Notes Are Sweet for Sym-Phony of Brooklyn
By VINCENT M. MALLOZZI
The musical group that serenaded Ebbets Field with off-key choruses hailing the Brooklyn Dodgers recently marked the 50th anniversary of the team’s departure.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

Another chance for Gil Hodges Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
"It's beyond us why he hasn't been elected," says Marty Adler of Plainview, NY, founder and president of the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Fame and distributor ...

Vets may give Hodges his Hall due Los Angeles Dodgers - Los Angeles,CA,USA
That candidacy somehow mirrored his run with the Dodgers; Brooklyn kept getting into World Series, and kept losing them to the Bronx, to the Yankees. ...

Dahlen to be considered for spot in Hall Cubs.com - USA
Defensively, he racked up 7500 assists at shortstop playing for the Chicago Colts/Orphans (1891-98), Brooklyn Superbas/Dodgers (1899-1903, 1910-11), ...

Former JJ Byrne Park Rededicated As ‘Washington Park’ in Slope Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
... known alternately as the Atlantics, the Brooklyn Grays, the Bridegrooms, and ultimately, the [Trolley] Dodgers, after they were bought by Charles Ebbets ...

JJ Byrned! Washington gets his park — old beep gets stripped BrooklynPapers.com - NY, United States
... since the greenspace was originally the home of a baseball field called Washington Park, where a precursor of the beloved Brooklyn Dodgers once played. ...

No Offense Intended, JJ Byrne New York Times Blogs - New York,NY,USA
(Photo: Ruby Washington/The New York Times) JJ Byrne Park, a popular three-acre spot of open space in Park Slope, Brooklyn, was formally renamed on ...

On This Day in History: December 1 A Managerial Birthday Gift Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
by Brooklyn Eagle (edit@brooklyneagle.net), published online 12-01-2008 BROOKLYN — Speculation was running wild as to who would be the new Brooklyn Dodgers ...

You Can Come and Go. They’re Staying Awhile. New York Times - United States
And that was before so many famous people were buried there, among them FAO Schwarz of toy fame, Samuel Morse of code fame, Charles Ebbets of Dodgers fame...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

FROM THE BROOKLYN AERIE Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
Jackie Robinson’s first year in baseball in 1947 broke all National League attendance records—1807526 fans at Ebbets Field, 1863542 spectators on the road. ...

From country boy to Boy of Summer The News - Salem,AR,USA
Both would find their fame, however, with other ballclubs -- Preacher with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Kell with the Detroit Tigers.

Preacher didn't have to pitch to win The News - Salem,AR,USA
And of all things, the game was against the Brooklyn Dodgers, the team Roe was destined to join a couple of years later and achieve superstar status with. ...

What legends are made of ... The News - Salem,AR,USA
Branch Rickey signed Roe in 1948 to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1951, Roe racked up a 22-3 record and was named The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year. ...

On This Day in History: November 18 A Dodgers ‘Player’ Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
Although she was born in St. Louis in 1912, she became the musical soul of the Brooklyn Dodgers. At one of her first performances she impetuously played ...

Southpaws set 'em down Washington Times - Washington,DC,USA
Preacher Roe, who bamboozled batters with an illegal spitball and other crafty pitches for the Brooklyn Dodgers, died at 92 from colon cancer in West Plains ...

On This Day in History: November 12 Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
“With twice their number of relatives and friends, they had stood up in Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field, and in a mass Veterans Day ceremony, first of its kind, ...

Naples photo exhibit takes you out to ballgame The News-Press - Fort Myers,FL,USA
... 2008 Bonnie Crosby heard the crack of the bat and saw the dust clouds of clay along with these Brooklyn Dodgers on Ebbets Field in the 1940s and '50s. ...

'Dodgertown' doesn't sit well in Chavez Ravine Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
And according to AP, not everyone likes it: Next spring, when a city’s fancy turns to baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers will take the field in a ...

Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Preacher Roe dies Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA
He pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates before joining Brooklyn in 1948, Roe had a 127-84 record in 12 major league seasons. ...

washingtonpost.com Washington Post - United States
By Matt Schudel Preacher Roe, 92, a pitcher with the "Boys of Summer" Brooklyn Dodgers teams of the late 1940s and early 1950s who helped lead his team to ...

Preacher Roe, Brooklyn Dodger ace, dies at 93 New York Daily News - New York,NY,USA
BY BILL MADDEN Preacher Roe kicks his feet up and enjoys a quiet moment in the Brooklyn Dodgers' clubhouse. AP Preacher Roe makes lots of noise with ...

Then There Was Eight...Roe Dead at 92 Rays Digest - St. Petersburg,FL,USA
By Tot Holmes Elwin "Preacher Roe", one of the last living members of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series team, died in West Plains, Missouri, ...

Bill Reynolds: Tracking down Rhode Islanders to make the cover of ... Providence Journal - Providence,RI,USA
The Brooklyn Dodgers’ Clem Labine, pitching during spring training in 1957, was the first Rhode Islander to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated. ...

Fantasy farewell Sebastian Sun - Sebastian,FL,USA
Los Angeles Dodgers fans and former players from the Brooklyn days and beyond made their last treks to Vero Beach for the final Dodgers Adult Fantasy Camp ...

On This Day in History: October 31 A Farewell Clang, Clang, Clang Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
When the electric streetcars came in the late 1800s, it was Brooklyn that embraced the clang-clangers with great enthusiasm. There were so many electric ...

Willard Mullin Draws "The Brooklyn Bum" By Leif Peng(Leif Peng) Twenty years earlier, during the 1937 baseball season, Willard Mullin was leaving a Brooklyn Dodgers double-header. He had just watched the team split a double header. By winning the first game they had climbed into the upper half ...

The Duke Of Flatbush: The Story Of Duke Snider Bleacher Report - San Francisco,CA,USA
Duke Snider is one of the best Dodgers ever to play the game. He played for the Brooklyn/LA Dodgers from 1947 to 1962. He played left field and is one of ...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Brooklyn Dodgers News Alert

Sports of The Times An Ebbets Field Confession From That ‘Brennan’ Kid New York Times - United States
But in a letter to me not long ago, he pleaded guilty to his life of crime as a turnstile boy at Ebbets Field in 1944, when a seventh-place Dodgers team ...

Revenge is a dish best served 92 years old Baseball Toaster - Alameda,CA,USA
This would be the 1916 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Brooklyn Dodgers. This was a World Series that is often overlooked. ...

Zimmer the ultimate common denominator Boston Globe - United States
He was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1949 and he was there when Jackie Robinson stole home in the 1955 World Series. He was a member of Casey

Shuba recalls glory days Youngstown Vindicator - Youngstown,OH,USA
... actively campaigned for former Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley to be considered for inclusion into the Baseball Hall of Fame. ...

On This Day in History: October 3 Ebbets Field Mobbed Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
For yet another season Brooklyn Dodger fans were disappointed when the St. Louis Cardinals wound up with the pennant that year.

Memorable October homers don't have to be in World Series USA Today - USA
But in Game 3 at the Polo Grounds, the Brooklyn Dodgers lead 4-1 in the bottom of the ninth inning. Alvin Dark and Don Mueller single before Whitey ...

Thinking of Sports Voices - Woodbury,CT,USA
If you know the story at all, you know that Branch Rickey, who ran the Brooklyn Dodgers in the late 1940s, was a man ahead of his time. ...

Hall of Fame voices chronicle NLCS USA Today - USA
Scully, who started with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950, is calling the games for Los Angeles Dodgers radio; Jaime Jarrin for that club's Spanish-language ...

On This Day in History: October 1 Baseball Fans Storm Ebbets Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
by Brooklyn Eagle (edit@brooklyneagle.net), published online 10-01-2008 BROOKLYN — On October 1, 1951, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the NY Giants battled it out ...

On This Day in History: October 1 The Dodgers’ Duke Saves the Day Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
... bat set the crowd off into gurgling, shrieking, yakking, unrestrained creatures. Such were the days of the Brooklyn Dodgers and their idolizing fans.

Dorfman: Before the Mets, it was the Dodgers NJ.com - New Jersey,USA
by Sid Dorfman/The Star-Ledger After all, aren't the Mets the lineal descendants of the Brooklyn Dodgers? And if so, wouldn't there be a genetic explanation ...

On This Day in History: September 29 Our Heroes in Victory Parade Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
To the people of the Borough of Brooklyn. WHEREAS, The Brooklyn Dodgers, under the leadership of Leo Durocher, have brought to our Borough its first ...

SHEA GOODBYE THE STADIUM: A grand stage excitement Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA
But O'Malley, denied the plot he desired in downtown Brooklyn, wanted no part of the site Moses was pushing and shifted his operation to the West Coast, ...

Friday, September 26, 2008

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

On This Day in History: September 26 Victory Is Ours!! Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
by Brooklyn Eagle (edit@brooklyneagle.net), published online 09-26-2008 BROOKLYN — The 1941 champions of the National League, the Brooklyn Dodgers roared ...


On This Day in History: September 25 Eagle Readers Vote On ... Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
“Dixie Walker, hard-hitting right fielder, is the most popular player on the Dodgers, according to results of the fan poll, conducted by the Brooklyn ...

Bobby Bragan knows baseball Southlake Times - Plano,TX,USA
In 1943, he was traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers. While with the Dodgers, he was able to play in the 1947 World Series. “I had a two-base hit in the 1947 ...

On This Day in History: September 24 Did He or Didn’t He? Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
... published online 09-24-2008 BROOKLYN — Baseball’s National League was in the heat of the 1924 pennant race at Ebbets Field on September 24. ...

On This Day in History: September 24 Dodgers Bid a Sad Adieu To ... Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
What’s Brooklyn without the Dodgers?” Today the Jackie Robinson Apartments occupy the land where Dem Bums used to play. It was on April 9, 1913 that the ...

At Ebbets Field, It Was Really Over When It Was Over New York Times - United States
I was with The New York Journal-American then and had covered the Dodgers for The Brooklyn Eagle, but I didn’t plan to be the last writer out. ...

Los Angeles TimesDodgers-Giants rivalry crosses country, generationsLos Angeles Times - CA,USA
Again and again, the man in the heavy coat, worn in the heat of summer as well as the cool of early fall, would blister the Dodgers' outfielder with his ...

The Strange History of Final Games in Stadiums Slated for Demolition Village Voice - New York,NY,USA
... turned out to bear witness: Only 6702 showed up at Ebbets Field on September 24, 1957, to hear organist Gladys Gooding play "California, Here I Come. ...

Gil's time is now . . . Again Albany Times Union - Albany,NY,USA
Her late husband, Brooklyn Dodgers legend Gil Hodges, is up for the Hall of Fame. Again. The Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday issued the roster of 10 ...

Explaining Ebbets days becoming more difficult Kingston Daily Freeman - Kingston,NY,USA
WITH EVERY passing year it becomes more and more difficult to explain what it was like to follow the Dodgers when they played at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. ...

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

Old parks fading into history Hattiesburg American - Hattiesburg,MS,USA
It's hard to imagine how baseball history would have different had New York been on the ball and done what it needed to do to keep the Dodgers in Brooklyn. ...

On Brooklyn’s Boardwalk, the Fun Stops Forward - New York,NY,USA
Brooklyn’s favorite pastime since the Dodgers moved out west. But Joe Sitt, head of Thor and a local boy made good (he’s from Gravesend, the neighborhood ...

City attorney expects court battle to delay Dodger Stadium ... Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
"I think we'll beat our all-time Ebbets Field record of 1800000 in a season in which we had to operate under difficulties to say the least--going without ...

Scully will return for 60th season Los Angeles Dodgers - Los Angeles,CA,USA
He joined Red Barber and Connie Desmond on the Brooklyn Dodgers broadcast team in 1950, one year after graduating from Fordham University. ...

Snider drew from voice of experience Vancouver Sun - British Columbia, Canada
MONTREAL - Before and after his Hall of Fame playing career with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, Duke Snider was very much involved with professional ...

Slay charge for handyman New York Daily News - New York,NY,USA
Other Ebbets Field tenants said Cuyler would hang around the complex after work to drink and do drugs. But despite five prior drug and weapons arrests ...

Historic Photos of Brooklyn by John B. Manbeck The Open Press (press release) - USA
From the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883 and the launching of the USS Maine, to the Brooklyn Dodgers and Coney Island, and much more, Brooklyn shines ...

Some broken hearts can never be healed Staten Island Advance - SILive.com - Staten Island,NY,USA
Late in the 1957 regular season, the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers announced that they would be leaving the city and heading west to California. ...

Plenty of hate in the major leagues Kingston Daily Freeman - Kingston,NY,USA
If you want to know what real loathing was all about on the diamond, you have to go back a bit more than a half century when the Dodgers were in Brooklyn ...

Former Brooklyn Dodger Mike Sandlock still strong on the golf ... Greenwich Time - Greenwich,CT,USA
My legs give up," said Sandlock, a member of the Brooklyn Dodger Hall of Fame. "I can play scramble for 18 holes because I don't have to hit every shot. ...

Leaders & SuccessI nvestor's Business Daily (subscription) - USA
Ol' Casey was 59 by then, plus had a losing record managing the Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves. In 1944, Stengel managed the minor league Milwaukee ...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

On This Day in History: August 26 Another First for Brooklyn! Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
It was a doubleheader between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers — at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Announcer Red Barber was in the catbird seat, ...

The Oisk wins again BrooklynPapers.com - NY, United States
By Ed Shakespeare Brooklyn Dodger great Carl Erskine was feted at Keyspan Park on Sunday. In addition to performing the usual functions — throwing out and ...

Erskine Takes the Mound, and Suddenly It’s 1955 New York Times - United States
They had grown up watching Dodgers games on television, and were now representing the Brooklyn Dodgers of the Men’s Senior Baseball League. ...

FROM THE BROOKLYN AERIE Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
The baseball team that Brooklyn had in the big leagues had many names before it was known as the Dodgers. One of these names along with the Superbas and the ...

Dodgers rehire Alston, August 14 1958 Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
The Times had reported the Dodgers' faith in Alston earlier in the season when owner Walter O'Malley backed the manager during an interview in Brooklyn (of ...

On This Day in History: August 13 Big Noise At Ebbets Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
... 1951, in observance of Music Appreciation Night, 2426 instrument-playing Dodger fans formed the...

Kahn recalls stories of summer Washington Times - Washington,DC,USA
Kahn assumed his lofty ranking in 1972, when he published "The Boys of Summer," a poignant retrospective on the Brooklyn Dodgers teams he covered for the ...

Call it ‘Brooklyn South’ BrooklynPapers.com - NY, United States
... his hitting coach was Joe “Ducky” Medwick, a Hall-Of-Famer who played mostly with the Cardinals, but had two stints with the Brooklyn Dodgers. ...

Portsmouth sports legend's loyalty to the city makes him an ace ... The Virginian-Pilot - Norfolk,VA,USA
For football's Brooklyn Dodgers and later for the New York Yankees of the All-America Football Conference, he operated out of the single-wing backfield, ...

Dodgers Had Rocky First Year in LA 89.3 KPCC - CA,USA
Fifty years ago, the Brooklyn Dodgers moved west to become the Los Angeles Dodgers. In June of 1958, Los Angeles voters approved the land swap that would ...

Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, and Dem Bums (Pt. I of II) Bleacher Report - Menlo Park,CA,USA
There's more to the Dodgers than just LA Who's the best of the Brooklyn Era, and will they measure up to LA's ballplayers? Brett Moore does his best to find ...

RBI players get lesson from Newcombe MLB.com - USA
Newcombe, the Brooklyn Dodgers legend who joined the club in 1949, two years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, gave the keynote address at a ...

On This Day in History: August 5 Man Who Revolutionized The ... Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
by Brooklyn Eagle (edit@brooklyneagle.net), published online 08-05-2008 BROOKLYN — Throughout the 1930s, the Brooklyn Dodgers had floundered on the field ...

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

O'Malley a Hall of Famer? Brooklyn says no Napa Valley Register - Napa,CA,USA
Walter O’Malley, the owner of the Dodgers from 1950 to 1997, did more than just move his Brooklyn Dodgers out of New York in 1958. ...

On This Day in History: August 1 Ebbets Field Goes Opera Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
by Brooklyn Eagle (edit@brooklyneagle.net), published online 08-01-2008 EBBETS FIELD — On Aug. 1, 1925, open air performances of opera started at Ebbets ...

Amateur baseball remembered St. James Plaindealer - St. James,MN,USA
By Mark Anderson, Sports Writer Richard Bolin was there when St. James signed Cy Buker, who had played with the Brooklyn Dodgers two years before. ...

DILBECK: Former Dodgers owner O'Malley finally gets vindication Los Angeles Daily News - Los Angeles,CA,USA
Attendance was in decline, Ebbets Field was small and badly aging. But Robert Moss, the powerful head of New York's Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, ...

Known for move to LA, O'Malley moves into Hall Ventura County Star - Camarillo,CA,USACOOPERSTOWN, NY
— Former Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. ...

Late Dodgers Owner Inducted into Hall of Fame ktla 5 - Los Angeles,CA,USA
O'Malley's association with the Dodgers began in 1932, when he was assigned to the team's Board of Directors by the Brooklyn Trust Co., at a time when the ...

Tom Lasorda still bleeds Dodger blue after all these years Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
From there I was sent to one of the Dodgers' three triple-A affiliates, the Montreal Royals. In 1954 I had finally made my way to Brooklyn and was playing ...

Walter O'Malley treated Dodgers, and fans, like family Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
The Brooklyn Dodgers owner was buying the most menial Dodgers employee a World Series ring commemorating the Dodgers' first world championship. ...

O’Malley and Kuhn Enter Hall, Forever Linked by Bold Moves New York Times - United States
The Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley exploited baseball’s manifest destiny by moving the franchise to Los Angeles in 1958, still angering the Brooklyn fans. ...

On further review, O'Malley got bum rap Albany Times Union - Albany,NY,USA
In the HBO documentary "Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush," New York University president John Sexton said, "Walter O'Malley is down there in the ...

Making the big move to the HOF Daily Pennsylvanian - Philadelphia,PA,USA
In 1957, he moved the Dodgers from the rundown Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York to Los Angeles, where he built, privately financed, and helped to design ...

When pigs fly BrooklynPapers.com - NY, United States
The memory of the Dodgers desertion of Brooklyn is still vivid for the many former Brooklyn Dodger fans in the stands at Keyspan Park. ...

‘Shotgun’ Shuba returns to Brooklyn BrooklynPapers.com - NY, United States
Shuba was on hand for a signing of his book, “My Memories as a Brooklyn Dodger,” but one of those memories was a single, natural act of humanity that came ...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Brooklyn Dodgers News Alerts

Tribute to O'Malley is long overdue 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, ...

Tense Political Vote Preceded Dodgers' Move West Fifty Years Ago 89.3 KPCC - CA,USA
It seemed like such a good idea at the time: LA wanted the Dodgers; Brooklyn Dodger owner Walter O’Malley wanted Chavez Ravine for a new stadium; ...

Kuhn, O'Malley changed the game MLB.com - USA
I guess if you grew up with a passion for the Brooklyn Dodgers and Ebbets Field, the description fits. But I don't think villains are elected to the Hall of ...

Did They Ever Play Polo at the Polo Grounds? Gothamist - NY,USA
... to Staten Island in 1886 only lasting a year there before being bought out for the territorial rights by the Brooklyn Dodgers after the 1887 season. ...

Billy Harris Celebrates Canadian Hall of Fame KNDO/KNDU - Yakima,WA,USA
Harris says, "I think my fondest memory was going to the Big Leagues with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Roy Campanella catching me, knowing all the guys that would ...

You Can Still Hear the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" WTOC - Savannah,GA,USA
He hit the homerun in 1951 that won the National League pennant for the New York Giants over the Brooklyn Dodgers. He's Bobby Thomson. ...

Third-generation Rickey keeps legacy alive Louisville Courier-Journal - Louisville,KY,USA
Arguably his most important contribution to the sport came as president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1945, when he signed Robinson to a ...

University of Michigan to name professorship after Branch Rickey The Ann Arbor News - MLive.com - Ann Arbor,MI,USA
Robinson made his big-league debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Rickey, a previous player himself, was the general manager of the Dodgers and wanted to ...

Next stop, Brooklyn Washington Times - Washington,DC,USA
... the house as a major player in the Revolutionary War's Battle of Brooklyn and later as the field house for the precursor to the Brooklyn Dodgers. ...

Unlike Shea Stadium, Dodger Stadium is not going out of style New York Daily News - New York,NY,USA
Dodger Stadium doesn't have anywhere near the character of a Fenway, or for that matter the old Ebbets Field. But neither is it one of those Astroturf, ...

The Mutiny in the Brooklyn clubhouse Kingston Daily Freeman - Kingston,NY,USA
There was, however, a classic exception, which took place during the 1943 season involving the Brooklyn Dodgers. Leo Durocher was the manager, ...

Ebbets Field Demolition One of the saddest video clips a sports fan can see: From 1960, a demolition crew began knocking down the beloved home of the Brooklyn Dodgers three years after the team played its last game there before relocating to Los Angeles.

A done deal: Dodgers out of Vero Beach USA Today - USA
After calling Vero Beach their spring home for 61 years dating back to when they were the Brooklyn Dodgers, they informed Indian River County, Fla., ...

Ebbets Field Houses tenants battling to reclaim cherished plaza ... New York Daily News - New York,NY,USA
BY JEFF WILKINS and JOTHAM SEDERSTROM Police have stepped up enforcement at Ebbets Field Houses in Crown Heights, where residents have seen a spike in rowdy ...

Baseball's Theme Song Scores a Double Play For Local Fans Laguna Beach Independent - Laguna Beach,CA,USA
The first major league game Norworth attended was in Ebbets Field on June 27, 1940, when the Brooklyn Dodgers held "Jack Norworth Day. ...

Ahead of Hall, Coliseum Honors O'Malley Washington Post - United States
It was for Walter O'Malley, who in 1958 moved the Brooklyn Dodgers west, where they played at the Coliseum until Dodger Stadium opened in 1962. ...

Baseball and war have storied history Kingston Daily Freeman - Kingston,NY,USA
"The manpower shortage was affecting the Brooklyn Dodgers so much that Leo Durocher tried a comeback," noted Glibert. "After breaking in with the Yankees as ...

Jackie Robinson inducted into college hall Dallas Morning News - Dallas,TX,USA
AP Robinson, who in 1947 donned a Brooklyn Dodger uniform to become the first black player in the major leagues, was inducted as the foundation's second ...

Baseball history expert Jules Tygiel dies San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA
The manuscript was a labor of love for Professor Tygiel, who grew up on Brooklyn Dodgers baseball in the 1950s and considered Robinson a hero. ...

Peewee's gesture of solidarity Rutland Herald - Rutland,VT,USA
... depicting another side of his character, which took place during the early days of the great Jackie Robinson's first year with the Brooklyn Dodgers. ...

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

Jackie Robinson Stands Alone Bleacher Report - Menlo Park,CA,USA
Despite his impressive list of accolades in athletics, Robinson made his greatest contributions outside of Ebbets Field. The retired second baseman spurred ...

New plaque honors Jackie Robinson Akron Beacon Journal - Akron,OH,USA
Nearly a half-century after he was inducted into the hall, the late Brooklyn Dodgers great received a rare honor Wednesday — a new plaque that pays tribute ...

New Robinson plaque unveiled Utica Observer Dispatch - Utica,NY,USA...
Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was a simple litany of the highlights of his sensational career with the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947 through 1956. ...

An updated profile in courage PennLive.com - Harrisburg,PA,USA...
the plaque's inscription only referenced Robinson's on-field accomplishments during his 10-year career with the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947-56. ...

New plaque unveiled paying tribute to Robinson's cultural impact - MLBvESPN - USA
Nearly a half-century after he was inducted into the Hall, the late Brooklyn Dodgers great received a rare honor Wednesday -- a new plaque that pays tribute ...

A Fine Piece of Editing in Cooperstown New York Times - United States
But over his 10 seasons with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Robinson was more than numbers. Much more. Both to baseball and to America. ...

Robinson's HOF plaque rededicated MLB.com - USA
Robinson, the first African-American to play in the big leagues when he opened the 1947 season at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers, was inducted into the ...

Leaders & Success Investor's Business Daily (subscription) - USA
Alston (1911-1984) managed the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1954 to 1957 and, after they moved, the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1958 to 1976. ...

Walter O'Malley Was Influential in Bringing Dodgers to LA 89.3 KPCC - CA,USA
The New York Irishman, who's still loathed in Brooklyn, out-maneuvered politicians on both coasts to find a bigger audience for his "Boys in Blue. ...

High Court Won’t Hear Appeal on Atlantic Yards New York Times - United States
Brooklyn has not had a professional major league sports team since the Dodgers left for Los Angeles in 1957. Lawyers for the mayor and other governmental ...

LAistory: Baseball's First Wrigley Field Was in LA LAist - Los Angeles,CA,USA
O'Malley had his eyes on Los Angeles to be the new home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and this deal gave him the "territorial rights" needed (Ballparks.com). ...

Not Ebbets Field, but Close Enough New York Times - United States
A Cyclones fan since 2001, Mr. Garrett was one of dozens of fans who said KeySpan Park helped them imagine the Brooklyn Dodgers and Ebbets Field, ...

Robinson was 'on the ball' as a civil rights advocate Tri State Defender - Memphis,TN,USA
After playing in the old Negro Leagues, Robinson was signed by Branch Rickey for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He took to the field for the first time on April 15, ...

On This Day in History: June 18 Babe Ruth’s Last Hurrah Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
by Brooklyn Eagle (edit@brooklyneagle.net), published online 06-18-2008 BROOKLYN — Babe Ruth was signed as coach of the Brooklyn Dodgers on June 18, 1938. ...

Cincinnati's Vander Meer tossed baseball's only back-to-back no ... The Republican - MassLive.com - Springfield,MA,USA
Vandy's next no-hitter came on a grand stage - the first night game at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field before a crowd of 38478. Through eight innings, he walked ...

In ’55, B’klyn Sandlot Baseball Was Color-Blind, But Cooperstown ... Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
Andrew Paul Mele is a member of the “Old Boys of Summer,” a team of seniors that plays on the Parade Ground, and the author of “The Brooklyn Dodger ...

Children’s Books New York Times - United States
None would return until Jackie Robinson signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers some 60 years later. 88 pp. Jump at the Sun/Hyperion. $18.99. ...

Scully, Wooden help kids with cancer MLB.com - USA
The two also talked about the first time they met 50 years ago when Scully had just arrived with the Dodgers from Brooklyn and had moved into an apartment ...

Brooklyn and Manhattan teams established the game of baseball at: PBS - USA
The Brooklyn Dodgers won their only championship in which year? Which player has the highest all-time career batting average? Who is the only pitcher to win ...

LA's Baseball Team Almost Became the 'Senators' 89.3 KPCC - CA,USA
Fifty years ago, LA's most famous sports transplants, the Dodgers, unpacked their bats and gloves to settle in the Southland from Brooklyn. ...

Action: Reading Into It: interview with author of ‘Playing With ... The Reporter - Fond du Lac,WI,USA
Drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1941, he was on track to have a long career as a major leaguer, that is, until WWII broke out and Gene was drafted into ...

Howe’s Brooklyn Author to Release Captivating Oral History of Brooklyn Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
by Brooklyn Eagle (edit@brooklyneagle.net), published online 06-09-2008 By Sam Howe and Friends How does one begin to capture the voice of a borough? ...

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Brooklyn Dodgers News Alerts

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Giant on the mound The Courier News - Elgin,IL,USA
The family rooted for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and in the early 1950s, Maglie played for the New York Giants, "their arch enemy. He seemed a frightening, ...

FROM THE BROOKLYN AERIE Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
... was these same Dodgers at Ebbets Field who were the first team in both leagues to play a night game. Did you know that the name of Brooklyn company that ...

Pro-Atlantic Yards Rally Attracts Huge Crowd Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
When he asked his uncle why the area had declined, his uncle told him that when the city turned down Walter O’Malley’s request to build a new Ebbets Field ...

Erskine finishes this start Indianapolis Star - United States
"That makes me nervous," said the Anderson, Ind., native and 12-year major leaguer who won a World Series ring with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1955. ...

GIANT OF THE GAME Mail Tribune - Medford,OR,USA
He'd already helped the Brooklyn Dodgers to their only World Series championship, but that mattered little now. Max Macon ran this team, and he had other, ...

Terrapins' Robinson Frederick News Post (subscription) - Frederick,MD,USA
Jackie Robinson's appearance at Ebbets Field with the Brooklyn Dodgers changed that playing field. So did Darryl Hill's appearance at Byrd Stadium. ...

Friday, May 30, 2008

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

On this Day: Dodgers and Giants Get Permission to Move to California findingDulcinea - New York,New York,USA
by findingDulcinea Staff On May 28, 1957, the National League approved the move of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants baseball teams to Los Angeles ...

Baseball exec turned Dodgers into champions Times Colonist - Victoria,British Columbia,Canada
NEW YORK -- Buzzie Bavasi, who spent four decades as an executive for three Major League Baseball franchises and built the Brooklyn Dodgers' first ...

On This Day in History: May 22 FROM THE BROOKLYN AERIE Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
In buying up the land that eventually became Ebbets Field, baseball impresario Charles Ebbets purchased the parcels of land through a dummy corporation so ...

More Glory: Talking Baseball, From the ’50s and ’60s New York Times - United States
Mr. Vincent interviews the pitcher who, in 1951, served up the most famous gopher ball in baseball history, the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Ralph Branca. ...

How Zimmer lost his job to Wills ESPN - USA
From 1954 to 1957, I was a utility infielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers … [I]n 1958, when the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles, I finally became the regular ...

The sweet staying power of Junior's New York Daily News - New York,NY,USA
After a Dodgers game, people would travel to Junior's on the Flatbush Ave. trolley. Later, it became a hangout for Brooklyn politicians. ...

Jackie Robinson’s daughter chronicles the challenges he overcame. Kansas City Star - MO,USA
The verbal abuse heaped on him from some of his own teammates, until the Brooklyn Dodgers’ management put a stop to it. Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s ...

Baseball in New York The Post-Standard - Syracuse.com - Syracuse,NY,USA
He is most animated when he speaks about playing at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn when Dodger fans made up a strange, hostile tribe. ...

7:36 pm: A+ Series: Achievements follow Erskine's baseball career Anderson Herald Bulletin - Anderson,IN,USA
Following a stint in the Navy he was signed into the Brooklyn Dodgers’ organization. He pitched his first Major League game in 1948. ...

Baseball Legends, and a Beloved Song New York Times - United States
Rickey was the visionary president of the Brooklyn Dodgers who recruited Jackie Robinson, making him, in 1947, the major leagues’ first black player. ...

Bossert sold? BrooklynPapers.com - NY, United States
By Gersh Kuntzman The Hotel Bossert, the swanky Montague Street accommodation that was the site of the Dodgers’ knock-down, drag-out World Series victory ...

Borts Field Dedication WYTV - Youngstown,OH,USA
He played eight years in the majors for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Shuba was asked to throw out a ceremonial first pitch tonight, but at age 83, he had a younger ...

Colourful Bavasi harboured soft spot for Montreal The Gazette (Montreal) - Quebec,Canada
Buzzie was president and general manager of the California Angels, while his son, Peter, was GM of the Blue Jays. mutual love for the Brooklyn Dodgers - he

Historic Jackie Robinson Court Martial Papers in Auction News-antique.com (press release) - Garden City,NY,USA
The documents, one of which contains the hand-written initials of the former Brooklyn Dodgers' infielder, reveal that Robinson was pioneering civil rights ...

Bavasi leaves long legacy of respect MLB.com - USA
... pitcher Carl Erskine, who was seeking information so that he could send a floral arrangement on behalf of the 1955 world champion Brooklyn Dodgers. ...

Bavasi rooted in Nashua Nashua Telegraph - Nashua,NH,USA
Bavasi was cautiously optimistic, getting daily reports from representatives at the Brooklyn Dodgers' spring training home in Thomasville, NC, ...

Dodgers announcer Scully remains a treasure Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA
Thus it was jarring to hear him suggest rather bluntly Tuesday that his 59th consecutive season calling Dodgers games might be his last. ...

Buzzie Bavasi; Dodgers GM Aided Baseball Integration Washington Post - United States
Buzzie Bavasi, left, with Brooklyn Dodgers star players Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella at the Hotel Lexington in New York. ...

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

Jackie Robinson's legacy set in stone at Mets' Citi Field The Associated Press
- He dreamed of the rotunda as an homage — a much larger one — to the rotunda at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, where he attended games as a child. ...

Baseball stadiums once played host to major boxing events - Boxing ESPN - USA
In 1960, when a 52-year-old wrecking ball specialist named Mike Catusco demolished Ebbets Field, he was not only ruined the dilapidated home of the Brooklyn ...

Film to chronicle life of Brooklyn Dodger Gene Moore Paste Magazine - Decatur,GA,USA
Playing With The Enemy tells the extraordinary story of Gene Moore, a talented young catcher who was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1940 when he was only ...

A city hangs on his every word Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
When Scully was hired by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950, his contemporaries included Mel Allen with the Yankees and Russ Hodges with the Giants. ...

A trek grows in Brooklyn: Visiting old Dodger haunts Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
Ebbets Field Apartments, 1720 Bedford Ave. From 1913 until demolition in 1960, this gritty block held Ebbets Field, the snug and storied home of the Dodgers ...

You Can’t Just Blow Up History New York Times - United States
The demolitions will not resemble those of Ebbets Field or the Polo Grounds in two significant ways. There will be no wrecking balls, which are generally ...

Orphans of the Ravine Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
Instead, the city awarded the 315 acres to the Dodgers as part of the effort to lure the team from Brooklyn. And some have never forgotten -- or forgiven ...

Nashville now and then: Bring on the Babe Nashville Post - Nashville,TN,USA...
on the afternoon of April 1, 1926, as the New York Yankees met the Brooklyn Robins (commonly known as the Dodgers) for a Nashville exhibition game. ...

On His Terms Pasadena Weekly - Pasadena,CA,USA
The Brooklyn Dodgers drafted him in 1948, and after a few years in the minors he made it in 1951 to the big league club, where he became a teammate of ...

Stadium issues drove Dodgers westbound Trading Markets (press release) - Los Angeles,CA,USA
news PowerRating PR Charts -- Walter O'Malley owned one of baseball's most successful franchises in the early 1950s because his Brooklyn Dodgers always ...

Rube Walker Should Be in the Baseball Hall of Fame Bleacher Report - Menlo Park,CA,USA
He was traded shortly before the 1951 season to the Brooklyn Dodgers and served as a backup catcher to future Hall of Famer Roy Campanella. ...

Mattingly: McGlothin was an artful Dodger of 1949-50 GoVolsXtra - Knoxville,TN,USA
By Tom Mattingly (Contact) Knoxvillian Pat McGlothin, who pitched for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1949-50, is pictured at Bill Meyer Stadium as manager of the ...

Emmett Kelly--Dodger Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
He had performed on Broadway and in movies and had taken off the 1956 season to serve as the Dodgers’ mascot in Brooklyn. (You can still find Dodger ...

Rich Memories in the Last Days at Dodgertown New York Times - United States
That was more than the crowd that saw the Brooklyn Dodgers play their last game at Ebbets Field in 1957, before Walter O’Malley moved the team to Los ...

Dodgertown finale full of nostalgia, emotion - MLB ESPN - USA
The Los Angeles Dodgers took 7327 friends and well-wishers for a spin down Memory Lane on Monday -- with the obligatory pauses to take in the scenery at Roy ...

A farewell to Dodgertown New York Daily News - New York,NY,USA
Vero Beach and Vin Scully, that's what's left of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Okay, Tommy LaSorda, too, but LaSorda, bless his heart, has over the years become the ...

Dodgertown's integrated field of dreams Boston Globe - United States
But once the Brooklyn Dodgers began signing Negro League stars such as Jackie Robinson, Don Newcombe, Junior Jim Gilliam, and Roy Campanella, baseball was ...

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

Mets Unveil Plans For Jackie Robinson Rotunda Queens Chronicle - Rego Park,NY,USA
The rotunda, which will be the major entrance for the new stadium, is designed to resemble the old Ebbets Field where Robinson played. ...

Robinson's wife a guiding light MLB.com - USA
... who both fled to the west coast after the 1957 season leaving their ballparks -- the Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field -- to the whims of the wrecking ball. ...

Leaders & Success Investor's Business Daily (subscription) - USABY MICHAEL MINK
His natural sense of urgency to win was heightened when he was a 19-year-old rookie with the Brooklyn Dodgers. In his Hall of Fame induction ...

Tour takes you into the Bossert! Brooklyn Papers - Brooklyn,NY,USA
The fabled Montague Street hotel, where the Brooklyn Dodgers famously celebrated their lone World Series win in 1955, has been off limits for years and is ...

Dodgers: 50 years in the West OCRegister - Santa Ana,CA,USA
The Dodgers drew 1.85 million fans that first season, more than 800000 better than the club attracted the year before in Brooklyn. ...

Main Gate to Citi Field a Tribute to Robinson New York Times - United States
The rotunda, with its brick archways, is an homage to the signature architectural feature of Ebbets Field, where Robinson broke major league baseball’s ...

Mets Unveil Plans For New Stadium's Jackie Robinson Rotunda NY1 - NY,USA
Robinson broke major league baseball's color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers 61 years ago Tuesday, and a tribute to him will literally be the center piece ...

Robinson's legacy set in stone at Citi Field Connecticut Post - Bridgeport,CT,USA
Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers for the first time on April 15, 1947. His number was retired for all major ...

Giants' Stoneham was an unsung Western pioneer USA Today - USA
... Francisco Giants, played as important a role in the geographical expansion of Major League Baseball as his Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers counterpart. ...

FoxSports.com Photo Gallery FOXSports.com - USA
An April 18, 1948 portrait of Brooklyn Dodgers baseball player Jackie Robinson. Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day Tuesday April 15, 2008, ...

Nation should honor Robinson MLB.com - USA
... to celebrate the integration of the game, just as this year, the 61st anniversary of Robinson's arrival with the Brooklyn Dodgers will be celebrated. ...

Six decades later, Robinson's breakthrough still powerful USA Today - USA
By Paul Williams, USA TODAY When Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier April 15, 1947, the impact spread further than Ebbets Field. ...

HISTORIC SPORTS TEAM BlackAthlete.net - USA
As for Branch Rickey he would be better known today than Robinson but not by much as the architect of the St. Louis Cardinals then the Brooklyn Dodgers. ...

Robinson lives on in his letters MLB.com - USA
A few years after Robinson made his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, Rabinovitz's father, David, a lawyer and a believer in civil rights who lived in ...

Yes, there are still some New York Giants fans Baseball Toaster - Alameda,CA,USA
The New York Giants, who were a far more successful franchise than the Brooklyn Dodgers, have lost the nostalgia war. There is a cottage industry in weepy ...

Say Hey, Giants Fans Are Wistful, Too New York Times - United States
Consider this outrage: The Mets used Ebbets Field, particularly its rotunda (named for Robinson), as an architectural model for their new Citi Field. ...

One Dodger legend recalls another New Jersey Jewish News - Whippany,NJ,USA
Koufax made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1955. Because of the large bonus he received, he had to be kept on the major league roster. ...

Robinson's legacy a major part of Citi MLB.com - USA
Entering the rotunda, fans will be greeted by the statue of Robinson in a Brooklyn Dodgers uniform, along with a carefully chosen inscription running along ...

'Shea' It Ain't So: Final Season for Stadium Named After NY Lawyer Law.com (subscription) - San Francisco,CA,USA
Shea is widely credited with figuring out a way to bring National League baseball back to New York after its two teams -- the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York ...

Shea to Be Honored for Bringing Mets to City New York Times - United States
... for his part in the political gamesmanship that led to bringing the Mets to the city after the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants left in 1957. ...

Who Was JJ Byrne? By louise crawford Byrne, a Brooklyn borough president elected in 1926 who died in office four years later. Instead, the park would be named Washington Park, as it was in the 1880s, when it was home to the baseball team that would become the Dodgers. ...

Rickey's work honored in new book Kansas City Royals - USA
Rickey moved to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1942, and later used the nearing of the end of World War II as a starting point for his move to integrate baseball. ...

Brooklyn's side of the O'Malley saga Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
Peter's father, Walter O'Malley, is mostly famous for moving the team from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, although the Brooklyn Dodgers were the most profitable ...

Scully to receive multiple honors in April Los Angeles Dodgers - Los Angeles,CA,USA...
announcer Red Barber and Connie Desmond as part of the Brooklyn Dodgers' broadcast team in 1950, just a year after graduating from Fordham University. ...

On This Day in History: April 3 Overdue for Baseball Hall of Fame Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
He returned to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 as a catcher, but on the insistence of Roy Campanella, he was moved to first base. Manager Leo Durocher said: ...

Could be a season of endings for Erskine Anderson Herald Bulletin - Anderson,IN,USA
“It’s like (the old) Anderson High School or Ebbets Field (former home of the Brooklyn Dodgers),” Erskine said of Vero Beach and Dodgertown, the name of the ...

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

Twenty Years Baseball Toaster - Alameda,CA,USA
by Jon Weisman Twenty-one years is the drought the Brooklyn Dodgers endured between their last National League pennant under Wilbert Robinson in 1920 and ...

Goodbye to Dodgertown: DeWitt shines against Marlins Southeast Missourian - Cape Girardeau,MO,USA
"I grew up 15 blocks from Ebbets Field. All the players back then lived within 10 blocks of the park. You could walk into a barber shop and see them in ...

Erskine remembers winning LA Dodgers' first game Anderson Herald Bulletin - Anderson,IN,USA
... a game for the Los Angles Dodgers, Anderson’s own Carl Erskine has plenty of connection to this year’s 50-year celebration of the move from Brooklyn. ...

Great memories mark Dodgertown's final days MiamiHerald.com - Miami,FL,USA
... there still was segregation in Holman Stadium, which was built in 1953 to replace the original field the Dodgers played on, dubbed Ebbets Field 2. ...

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

Saying goodbye to Dodgertown after 60 years National Post - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Warren's grandfather raised him a Brooklyn Dodgers fan, and now he is a 58-year-old regular here. This being the Dodgers' 60th spring in Vero Beach, ...

On This Day in History: March 4 Casey Not at the Bat Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
by Brooklyn Eagle (edit@brooklyneagle.net), published online 03-04-2008 BROOKLYN — As manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1935, The Daily Eagle Sports page ...

What Johnny Podres did for Brooklyn Advertiser-News - USA
Johnny Podres was a major league pitcher who brought to fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers the single happiest day of their baseball lives. ...

Borough loses final link to its Bums Guardian - UK
Nearby is another symbol of old New York, Ebbets Field - once the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, now a housing project. I headed to Tom's a few weeks back, ...

Savoring Dodgertown Washington Post - United States
There are meeting rooms in the Brooklyn wing of the building where many of the Dodger offices are housed and others in the Los Angeles wing. ...

Book: 'The Rise and Fall of Dodgertown' Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
There's no better example of this than the Dodgers, who are poised to "pull a Brooklyn" and, after 60 years, vacate Vero. Next spring, the club plans to ...

'Lucky charm' Craig's career had legs Los Angeles Dodgers - Los Angeles,CA,USA
By Mark Langill / Los Angeles Dodgers Tommy Lasorda jokes that of all the members of the 1955 world champion Brooklyn Dodgers, he was the second-to-last ...

Cuba, we've really missed you New York Daily News - New York,NY,USA
In 1947, three years before we arrived in Havana, the big news there was that the Brooklyn Dodgers and their minor-league club, the Montreal Royals, ...

Dodgertown: Leaving a legacy behind Palm Beach Post - FL, United States
By JOE CAPOZZI More than 50 years after leaving Brooklyn for Los Angeles, the Dodgers are leaving Dodgertown, their spring home for 61 seasons,

A daughter remembers the Dodgers’ of f icial photographer Marconews (subscription) - Marco Island,FL,USA
Finally, a series of haunting shots chronicle the historic demolition of his beloved Ebbets Field, a heart-wrenching experience that he covered in his ...

Dodgertown was Jackie's refuge Toronto Star - Ontario, Canada
When Robinson walked in to meet his Montreal Royals teammates at lunch, according to Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers author Peter Golenbock, ...

History: Don Zimmer DRays Bay - Clearwater,FL,USA
Born in 1931 Zimmer began his pro career in 1954 as a middle infielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers, hitting .182/.270/.242 in 24 games. ...

The Dodgers prepare for the final season at their Florida spring ... Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
"But they're not the Brooklyn Dodgers anymore. They're the Los Angeles Dodgers." TICKETS: The Dodgers will play just 11 games in Vero Beach this year, ...

The Dodgers of 1958: Don Newcombe Los Angeles Dodgers - Los Angeles,CA,USA
At age 81, Newcombe is one of the last witnesses to the revolutionary period after World War II, when Brooklyn Dodgers president Branch Rickey signed Jackie ...

Words of wisdom: Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax works with Dodgers ... TCPalm - West Palm Beach,FL,USA
Jason Ganzer, 25, of Coral Springs was one of the fans fortunate to get an autograph — on an 8x10 photo of Koufax in a Brooklyn Dodgers uniform. ...