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Ebbets Field located in Brooklyn, New York, was the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers (under various names) from 1913 until their departure for Los Angeles after the 1957 season.

Ebbets Field welcome sign, 1957.

Ebbets Field was known for its extraordinarily short dimensions in its later years. Not a single dimension exceeded 390 feet.

The park was also home of the Brooklyn Eagles of the Negro National League in 1935.

[edit] Further Reading

  • Rory Costello: "Twilight at Ebbets Field", in The National Pastime - A Review of Baseball History, Society for American Baseball Research, Cleveland, OH, number 26 (May, 2006), pp. 104-109.
  • Robert A. James: "Field of Liens: Real-Property Development in Baseball", The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Vol. 39, Number 2 (Fall 2010), pp. 116-121.
  • Joseph McCauley: Ebbets Field: Brooklyn's Baseball Shrine, AuthorHouse, Bloomington, IN, 2004.
  • Bob McGee: The Greatest Ballpark Ever: Ebbets Field and the Story of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Rutgers University Press, Piscataway, NJ, 2005.
  • John G. Zinn and Paul G. Zinn, ed.: Ebbets Field: Essays and Memories of Brooklyn’s Historic Ballpark, 1913-1960, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2013. ISBN 978-0-7864-4827-2
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