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Does 42 depict Ebbets Field accurately?

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  • #16
    They did a good job replicating Ebbets Field but there were errors with the advertising signage and the scoreboard. The right field corner in 1947 advertisement was for Van Huesen Shirts not Budweiser Beer. The Schaefer Beer sign was not added to the scoreboard until 1948 and the scoreboard was not reconfigured to show Runs Hits and Errors and team pennants on roof of the scoreboard until 1950. The left field wall signage had some errors too. Gladys Goodding at the organ played and sang the National Anthem as she did for nearly every game from 1942 until 1957.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by LAS1914 View Post
      The Budweiser sign in the right field corner was a politically correct replacement for the the Old Gold cigarette advertisement. The Schaefer Beer sign was not placed on the scoreboard until 1948. The scoreboard was not reconfigured to show RHE totals until 1951. The team pennants were not displayed on the scoreboard until 1951. Gladys Goodding at the organ played and sang the National Anthem on opening day 1947 not the unnamed gentleman in the film.
      The "h" and an "e" were raised and electrified on the real Schaefer sign. They told fans whether the play was a hit or an error.

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