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    Since joining baseball-fever a few months ago, I have
    found this forum to be the best by far. It has sparked
    an interest for me not only for the Brooklyn Dodgers,
    but for the rich history of Brooklyn itself.

    One question, I recenly re-read Leo Durocher's 1948
    book "The Dodgers And Me". It has a number of
    pictures of the Brooklyn fans in it.

    There is, of course, a picture of the Dodgers Sym-Phony,
    but there is also a photo of a group of fans with musical
    instruments and a sign reading "Brooklyn Dodgers Band"
    with a subtitle "Greenpoint Royal Rooters".

    Can someone give me the backgound on this group?
    Thanks very much!

    Brownie31

  • #2
    Originally posted by Brownie31
    Since joining baseball-fever a few months ago, I have
    found this forum to be the best by far. It has sparked
    an interest for me not only for the Brooklyn Dodgers,
    but for the rich history of Brooklyn itself.

    One question, I recenly re-read Leo Durocher's 1948
    book "The Dodgers And Me". It has a number of
    pictures of the Brooklyn fans in it.

    There is, of course, a picture of the Dodgers Sym-Phony,
    but there is also a photo of a group of fans with musical
    instruments and a sign reading "Brooklyn Dodgers Band"
    with a subtitle "Greenpoint Royal Rooters".

    Can someone give me the backgound on this group?
    Thanks very much!


    Brownie31
    Here is Shorty Laurice with the Brooklyn Dodgers Band which is what it was called in the late 1930's early 1940's before they became the Dodgers Sym-Phony. Shorty Laurice died in 1948 and his brother took over for him in the Dodgers Sym-Phony. This photo is from my collection.
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    Last edited by kramer_47; 05-15-2006, 11:09 AM.
    Lets support Gil Hodges for The Hall of Fame, a true Hall of Famer.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by kramer_47
      Here is Shorty Laurice with the Brooklyn Dodgers Band which is what it was called in the late 1930's early 1940's before they became the Dodgers Sym-Phony. Shorty Laurice died in 1948 and his brother took over for him in the Dodgers Sym-Phony.
      kramer_47:

      Thanks very much!

      Brownie31

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Brownie31
        Since joining baseball-fever a few months ago, I have
        found this forum to be the best by far. It has sparked
        an interest for me not only for the Brooklyn Dodgers,
        but for the rich history of Brooklyn itself.

        One question, I recenly re-read Leo Durocher's 1948
        book "The Dodgers And Me". It has a number of
        pictures of the Brooklyn fans in it.

        There is, of course, a picture of the Dodgers Sym-Phony,
        but there is also a photo of a group of fans with musical
        instruments and a sign reading "Brooklyn Dodgers Band" with a subtitle "Greenpoint Royal Rooters".

        Can someone give me the backgound on this group?
        Thanks very much!

        Brownie31
        Interesting that you should bring that "Greenpoint" name up, Brownie.

        The name "Greenpoint Royal Boosters" comes from the area of BROOKLYN (Greenpoint/Williamsburg border) where the members of OUR DODGERS Sym-phony were born and lived. While I do not know this for sure, it is possible that they were known as the "Greenpoint Royal Rooters" before they decided on "The BROOKLYN DODGERS BAND", which in turn, as WE all know, eventually turned into "THE DODGERS SYM-PHONY BAND".

        BTW, Brownie, thanks for the kind words about OUR Forum.......I think so, too!

        c.
        Last edited by DODGER DEB; 05-16-2006, 12:12 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DODGER DEB
          Interesting that you should bring that "Greenpoint" name up, Brownie.

          The name "Greenpoint Royal Boosters" comes from the area of BROOKLYN (Greenpoint/Williamsburg border) where the members of OUR DODGERS Sym-phony were born and lived. While I do not know this for sure, it is possible that they were known as the "Greenpoint Royal Rooters" before they decided on "The BROOKLYN DODGES BAND", which in turn, as WE all know, eventually turned into "THE DODGERS SYM-PHONY BAND".

          BTW, Brownie, thanks for the kind words about OUR Forum.......I think so, too!

          c.
          DODGER DEB:

          Thanks for the info!

          Brownie31

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          • #6
            I remember that they all came from that part of Brooklyn. I've heard that from several sources.

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            • #7
              Thanks to one and all for helping me with this.
              Just another reason why this is the best forum
              by far in baseball-fever!

              Brownie31

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              • #8
                Here is Shorty Laurice's original drum that went for $25,000 in Lelands December 2005 auction.
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                Lets support Gil Hodges for The Hall of Fame, a true Hall of Famer.

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                • #9
                  Here is Shorty's famous megaphone, this went for almost $13,000 in Lelands December 2005 auction.
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                  Lets support Gil Hodges for The Hall of Fame, a true Hall of Famer.

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                  • #10
                    Here is another view of Shorty's megaphone from Lelands auction December 2005.
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                    Lets support Gil Hodges for The Hall of Fame, a true Hall of Famer.

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