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Built in 1936 and opened on April 23, 1937, Roosevelt Stadium was the home of the Jersey City Giants of the International League from 1937 to 1950 and was the site of seven Brooklyn Dodgers home games in 1956 and eight more in 1957.

Located in Jersey City, New Jersey, the ballpark was situated on nineteen acres on Droyer's Point by Newark Bay, near Danforth and West Side Avenues. The park was named after Franklin Delano Roosevelt and held approximately 25,000 fans.

It was the site of Jackie Robinson's professional minor league debut on April 18, 1946, when the Montreal Royals took on the Giants. Robinson hit a three-run homer, three singles, stole two bases, and had four runs batted in.

Roosevelt Stadium was demolished in 1985.

[edit] Dimensions

Field Distance
Left Field 330 ft.
Left Center 377 ft.
Center Field 411 ft.
Right Center 377 ft.
Right Field 330 ft.

[edit] Further Reading

  • John Burbridge: "The Brooklyn Dodgers in Jersey City", in The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Volume 39, Number 1 (Summer 2010), pp. 18-26.
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