Did the Mets ever consider building the new stadium in Brooklyn? It is as much "New York" as Queens is.
Andy Jurinko Litho
Snider leaps. Interesting how the wall juts out
I love this picture, and it is at an angle I have not seen before. I had no idea that Ebbets backed onto what looks like a typical commercial street with good-looking 1940s-style retail stores opposite. I wonder if their display windows needed repair much from long home runs?
Thanks so much for this.
Okay... maybe I don't love it that much. But it is an awesome photo.
Given how beloved the "Bums" were, I wonder if the occupants of the apartments in the photo - especially the ones in the six-story building on Stoddard Place whose windows overlooked Ebbets Field - enjoyed any kind of extra status when people found out where they lived!
(The Young Motors building is no longer with us - I passed by the site a few years ago and noticed a Rite Aid drugstore in that location - but the apartment buildings are still there.)
The auto dealership was across the street from Sportsman's Park, shown in this thread:
This is from a New York Times article reporting Joe Adcock's death.
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Marilyn kickin' it at a soccer match.
Is there a more unexpected photo from EF?
Jimmy Dugan: Because there's no crying in baseball. THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL! No crying! (Tom Hanks, "A League of Their Own" (1992)
you can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the DODGERS
A color shot of the Ebbets locker room from 1952, with Holmes, Furillo, Bridges and Branca (from Colliers)
I scanned this one from "The Greatest Ballpark Ever" by Bob McGee:
After leaving the subway station at Prospect Park;
1) Looking east on Lincoln Rd., about 3 blocks south of where Ebbets stood.
2) Looking north from about Sterling St. & Bedford. The apartments in the middle of the photo are where Ebbets Field was.
3) Looking north from Empire Blvd. & Bedford.
4) Looking north from right at Empire & Beford with the Firestone bldg. in direct forground.
1) Looking north at Sullivan & Beford. This would have been the 1st base/Right Field wall area of the old park
2) Sign says it all.
3) Parking lot along Bedford, just outside the Right Field wall.
4) The historical marker along the Bedford Ave. side.
1) Looking south on Beford just outside the Right Field wall.
2) Close up of the "Ebbets Field" sign in the parking lot.
3) Looking north along Bedford at approx the Center Field wall just before you get to Montgomery.
4) Looking north at Bedford & Montgomery. Some of the old businesses still exist in this area as when the ballpark was there.
OK, about time for the Sox/Angels ballgame to begin (I don't like either, but I do like baseball . .ha), I'll continue with a few more of this stroll around old Ebbets site tomorrow.
1) Looking upwards along Montgomery, the sky which would have hovered over centerfield on EF.
2) Picture is taken looking east on Montgomery, outside of what would have been the left field bleachers. Bet they kept up with the rubbage a bit better back in the day?
3) Near the corner of McKeever & Montgomery, lookin into what would have been the left field area.
4) Down McKeever Pl. in a southern direction.
All 4 shots along McKeever Pl.