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

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


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Ebbets Field: Essays and Memories of Brooklyn's Historic Ballpark, 1913-1960 by John G. Zinn, Louisa

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.

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)

About the Author

A long time member of the Society for American Baseball Research, John G. Zinn is the author of three books about the Brooklyn Dodgers and numerous articles and essays about the history of baseball. His blog on baseball history 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.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments 1

I History and Background

Charles Ebbets: Builder of Ballparks, Ballclubs and More John G. Zinn 8

A Ballpark and Its "City": Ebbets Field, Brooklyn and Changing Times Ellen M. Snyder-Grenier 31

The Alpha and the Omega: First and Last Dodger Games at Ebbets Field John G. Zinn 48

History, Tragedy and Comedy: The Dodgers at Ebbets Field Paul G. Zinn John G. Zinn 58

Before Jackie: Black Baseball at Ebbets Field James Overmyer 83

Ebbets Field: Sporting Venue and Community Center Paul G. Zinn 101

Ebbets Field by the Numbers Ronald M. Selter 123

II Memories of Ebbets Field

Visiting Players Reminisce About the Brooklyn Ballpark 140

The Home Team: Recollections of the Brooklyn Dodgers 163

Vox Populi: The People Remember Ebbets Field 176


A Play-by-Play and Box Scores for Ebbets Field's Two 1913 Openers 223

B Play-by-Play and Box Score for the Last Dodger Game at Ebbets Field 227

C Music Played at the First and Last Games at Ebbets Field 229

Bibliography 231

About the Contributors 233

Index 235

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