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Ebbets Field: Essays and Memories of Brooklyn's Historic Ballpark, 1913-1960
     

Ebbets Field: Essays and Memories of Brooklyn's Historic Ballpark, 1913-1960

by John G. Zinn, Paul G. Zinn, David Cicotello (Editor), Louisa
 

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The Ebbets Field volume is the second in McFarland's series on historic ballparks. The book combines articles about the park and the memories of those who went there in any capacity. Essay topics include long time Dodger owner Charles Ebbets, Brooklyn at the opening and closing of the park, the first and last Dodger games at Ebbets Field, black baseball at the

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The Ebbets Field volume is the second in McFarland's series on historic ballparks. The book combines articles about the park and the memories of those who went there in any capacity. Essay topics include long time Dodger owner Charles Ebbets, Brooklyn at the opening and closing of the park, the first and last Dodger games at Ebbets Field, black baseball at the ballpark, non-baseball events, and statistical analyses of the park. The memories section includes the reminiscences of Dodgers and visiting players as well as fans of all types and ages.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
proves to be a masterly look at Ebbets Field
SABR Deadball Committee Newsletter
The Zinns [take] on the task of painstakingly recounting or adding to the historical record of Ebbets Field. They are careful historians...[and their] efforts, and those of their collaborators Ellen Snyder-Grenier, James Overmyer, and Ronald Selter, are meticulously footnoted
Nine
"fans memories, prove to be well worth reading. Each tells an individual story adorned with family tradition, memories of first games attended, and nostalgia for a team that truly was part of the neighborhood"
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“proves to be a masterly look at Ebbets Field”—Library Journal; “The Zinns [take] on the task of painstakingly recounting or adding to the historical record of Ebbets Field. They are careful historians...[and their] efforts, and those of their collaborators Ellen Snyder-Grenier, James Overmyer, and Ronald Selter, are meticulously footnoted” —SABR Deadball Committee Newsletter; “fans memories, prove to be well worth reading. Each tells an individual story adorned with family tradition, memories of first games attended, and nostalgia for a team that truly was part of the neighborhood”—Nine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786448272
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/26/2012
Series:
McFarland Historic Ballparks , #2
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

John G. Zinn is the chairman of the board of the New Jersey Historical Society. A member of the Society for American Baseball Research, he lives in Verona, New Jersey. His blog on early baseball in New Jersey can be found at http://amanlypastime.blogspot.com. Paul G. Zinn is a sales manager for a virtual communications software company and was a sportswriter at three daily newspapers. He lives in Acton, Massachusetts. David Cicotello is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and a contributor to its Deadball Stars volumes. An author and speaker, he lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Angelo J. Louisa is a researcher, writer, and community educator who lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

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