August 15, 1999 |
Iron legs are scabbed with rust and paint peels off the maple slats. The disassembled stadium seats lying about Don Yager's workshop hardly look special. Yet they are special. The seats are from Ebbets Field, the late, mythic stadium that was home to the Brooklyn Dodgers. The field where Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese and other fabled figures played is just a baseball memory and many seats from the demolished stadium had been left to fade in the sun and snow.
October 8, 2007 |
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- A 24-story apartment building dominates the modest skyline near Prospect Park. With a security guard planted at one entrance, a metal fence encircling it and security doors to protect it, the structure looks like a fortress. Only a sign in front informs residents that they are not living on just any old plot of earth. It reads: "EBA, Ebbets Field Apartment." But even this designation must fight for recognition against more recent, more poignant memories.
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February 14, 2011 |
Gino Cimoli, a Dodger outfielder in Brooklyn and Los Angeles who was the first major league batter on the West Coast when the Dodgers and Giants moved to California in 1958, has died. He was 81. Cimoli died Saturday at Sutter Roseville Medical Center in Roseville, Calif., of kidney and heart complications, said his longtime companion, Lorraine Vigli. The Dodgers opened their first season in California on April 15, 1958, against the Giants at Seals Stadium in San Francisco. Cimoli, who was born in San Francisco, struck out against the Giants' Ruben Gomez to start the game.
May 14, 2013 |
We recently asked you to list your choices for the 10 greatest Dodgers of all time, and vote you did, as we received an amazing 12,231 ballots. So many people voted that we have decided to expand the list from the top 10 to the top 20. Each weekday at 11 a.m. PDT, a new person will be listed as we count down all 20. Remember, any Dodger, Brooklyn or L.A., was eligible, including managers, owners, announcers, etc. Points were assigned based on where you listed the person on the ballot.
February 12, 2005
So the Dodgers are trying to connect their heritage to present day with new billboard ads morphing the past with the present? Why not go a step further and look into the future? I can see it now -- Ebbets Field blends into Dodger Stadium, which in turn blends into condominiums. Scott Hofman Atwater Village
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January 23, 1997
We were watching the news when the announcement was made by Peter O'Malley, putting the Dodgers up for sale. I quickly asked my dad to borrow $10 million. Although this wouldn't be enough, if I had the money, I would bring Ebbets Field to L.A. Maybe some of the Brooklynites would be satisfied. MAI EBBETS Sylmar