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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 ...