Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ebbets Field

Ebbets Field, the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers designed by Clarence Randall Van Buskirk c. 1912 at 55 Sullivan Place in Brooklyn, New York. Ebbets Field opened on April 9, 1913 and was home to the Dodgers until their move to Los Angeles after the 1957 season. The stadium was demolished in 1960. Click HERE for more on Ebbets Field. Click HERE to see where Ebbets Field once stood on bing.


Click below for a 1954 aerial of Brooklyn with Ebbets Field still standing. Photos from Architecture and Building, 1913.

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3 comments:

The Down East Dilettante said...

Per se, I'm not much interested in baseball. I pitch like a girl, and couldn't hit a basketball with a 2x10 plank. But some incredibly evocative and marvelous things have been written have been written about Ebbets Field, notably among others by Doris Kearns Goodwin and Roger Angell, that should be required reading for all.

And what a marvelous looking place it is, as all places of legend should be.

Zach said...

DED...thank you for making me notice I had an extra T in there.

Anonymous said...

Hehehe..DED...you hit a baseball and bounce a basketball....LOL, not much into baseball either (at the err of my family), but impressed with the ball park all the same.