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  • Ever See a Football Game At Ebbets Field?

    I recall reading about 2 different football teams at Ebbets Field using the Brooklyn Dodgers name. Anyone here ever see them play? How was Ebbets Field for football?

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    Check out a thread entitled "Brooklyn Football Dodgers" which also includes some great photos. It will probably answer most of your questions. Click below.

    http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...466#post226466

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    • #3
      Considering the last football game at Ebbets was in 1948, I wouldn't think many on this board seen a football game at Ebbets.
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        Even though only two football teams used the nickname, Dodgers... Ebbets was home to 4 football teams.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by stejay View Post
          Considering the last football game at Ebbets was in 1948, I wouldn't think many on this board seen a football game at Ebbets.

          Thats only 7 years before the last baseball game. Its possible.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by aqib View Post
            Thats only 7 years before the last baseball game. Its possible.
            Even if you were 10, that would make you 70 now. I can't remember much about when I was 10, and I am only 25.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by aqib View Post
              Thats only 7 years before the last baseball game. Its possible.
              9 years before the last baseball game (Dodgers).
              you can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the DODGERS
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              • #8
                Originally posted by penncentralpete View Post
                9 years before the last baseball game (Dodgers).
                It's definately possible if you saw the last Dodger game. You would only be 61.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by stejay View Post
                  It's definately possible if you saw the last Dodger game. You would only be 61.
                  I am ("only") 61, but I never saw a football game at Ebbets Field. I am aware of the existence of same, but never did I attend.............only the Brooklyn Dodgers Baseball Team!
                  you can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the DODGERS
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by penncentralpete View Post
                    I am ("only") 61, but I never saw a football game at Ebbets Field. I am aware of the existence of same, but never did I attend.............only the Brooklyn Dodgers Baseball Team!
                    I said if you were 10 when the Dodgers moved, you would only be 61, compared to the age of 70 if you were 10 the last time the Dodgers played football.
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                    • #11
                      We were very aware of the football team, but we were base ball fans. I turned 9 in the fall of 48. My memory is my curse. They should have had the logo on the front of the helmet. How odd would that have been. Yet very brooklyn I think. We got labeled as being an off the wall off kilter city. I gotta believe it's origins must be connected to the dodgers and people selling the bridge. A brooklyn dodger football team seems as bout as unlikely as a basket ball team (which may happen) or the dodgers returning. And Yet we had a football team, strange things happen in brooklyn, It's a mysterious place. Battlin bake, the dodger dynamo. PS. If the foot ball team had been more successful the name may still be in use in brooklyn. Odd isn't it?.
                      Last edited by dodger dynamo; 05-06-2008, 10:55 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by stejay View Post
                        Considering the last football game at Ebbets was in 1948, I wouldn't think many on this board seen a football game at Ebbets.
                        You can count me as one of those who saw football games at Ebbets Field. As I mentioned in the linked thread referred to in my previous post on this thread, I witnessed those Footbal games from the roof of EBBETS FIELD. I got there by helping the News Photogs carry their equipment into EBBETS FIELD, up to the roof and then helping them set up. In addition, I would run errands for them to get refeshments, etc. ... mostly hot chocolate, coffee or hot soup.

                        I might also mention that there were several college football games there as well ... including Brooklyn College.

                        Yes, I'm old but who wouldn't remember watching a football game at Ebbets Field from the roof?

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                        • #13
                          Football at Ebbets

                          Born 1935, lived on Union Street, a few minutes walk from Ebbets Field. I saw several football games at Ebbets for two reasons: a) My uncle Milton, who was a Giants fan (!) also loved football b) It gave me a chance to get into Ebbets and daydream that spring had come and the real game had started. The big name in Dodger football was Bruiser (or Buster) Kinnard, who I believe played tackle. There were no defensive/offensive teams in those days. We also saw Sid Luckman there once in an exhibition game.

                          I think the Brooklyn football team played at Ebbets until 1947. At any rate that was the year we traveled to Yankee Stadium one Sunday and saw Buddy Young and Marion Motley roll over the NY team.

                          If you're 25 and can't remember what happened when you were 10, turn off the TV and start drinking heavily.

                          A word about the big family that met inside Ebbets for baseball games. We were the best, most appreciative and most generous fans in baseball. We were the only ones who applauded plays by members of opposing teams.

                          Long ago when 2B Billy Herman was traded to Brooklyn from the Cubs, he was asked what it was like to play at Ebbets - "Wonderful, every day is like a World Series." And don't forget that we gave Musial the name Stan the Man.

                          Does anyone remember a double header in 1946 or 47 when Musial went 5 or 7 for 9 and sprayed hits from the left-field foul line to the right field one, as shown on the back page of the Daily News?

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                          • #14
                            "If you're 25 and can't remember what happened when you were 10, turn off the TV and start drinking heavily."

                            My cold Schaefer came spraying out of my nose as I read this line. I can't stop giggling..............thank you for brightening up a dull thread.
                            you can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the DODGERS
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                            • #15
                              Here's a game at Ebbets Field involving Notre Dame and Army that I doubt anyone is still alive from ....it took place in 1923!
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