Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

WSJ: Soon on Display in Brooklyn: ‘Holy Grails’ of Baseball

Wow! And here I thought pulling that Anglican Scrape Attic flexi-disc was a major find!

They were presumed lost, one more casualty from a move that broke a borough’s heart.

But this week, a century-long odyssey will come to an end when the original 1912 blueprints for Ebbets Field, the iconic home of the beloved, bedeviling Brooklyn Dodgers, will be displayed in public for the first time in decades.

They will be the centerpiece of an exhibit on the Dodgers at Brooklyn College set to open on Thursday. Three of the 18 plans will be on display, alongside team photographs, cartoons and one of the last home plates used at Ebbets Field—one with a memorable dedication to the owner who moved the team to Los Angeles after the 1957 season: “May Walter O’Mally [sic] roast in hell.”

The Dodgers played for 45 seasons in Ebbets Field, where baseball’s first televised game took place, in 1939, and Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play a Major League game, in 1947. The field was torn down in 1960 and replaced by a public-housing project, but its cozy design remains an enduring standard for elegance and intimacy that modern architects have emulated.

“You might say that these blueprints are one of the holy grails of baseball memorabilia,” said Ron Schweiger, Brooklyn’s official historian and a rabid Dodgers fan.

Repoz Posted: April 17, 2012 at 12:43 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: history

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. asinwreck Posted: April 17, 2012 at 03:17 PM (#4109040)
Is this a permanent exhibit at Brooklyn College, or will it be touring?
   2. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: April 17, 2012 at 03:31 PM (#4109053)
"Hey, wait, these are just the Citi Field blueprints with 'Mets' crossed out and 'Dodgers' written in!"

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogYankees reject A-Rod's mea culpa meeting request - NY Daily News
(1 - 6:55am, Jan 25)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - January 2015
(1403 - 5:33am, Jan 25)
Last: starving to death with a full STEAGLES

NewsblogSean Doolittle has a “slight” rotator cuff tear, won’t be ready for Opening Day | HardballTalk
(8 - 4:51am, Jan 25)
Last: Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class

NewsblogDon’t expect Red Sox to acquire an ace for rotation - Sports - The Boston Globe
(15 - 3:53am, Jan 25)
Last: Dr. Vaux

NewsblogToronto Sun: The inside story on how Ed Rogers tried to replace Jays President Paul Beeston
(10 - 2:39am, Jan 25)
Last: Squash

NewsblogPitchfork: Jack White Gets His Own Baseball Card
(95 - 2:37am, Jan 25)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogNeyer: That time Bud Selig yelled at me
(23 - 2:36am, Jan 25)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogDallasNews: Prince Fielder in best shape of his life
(7 - 2:14am, Jan 25)
Last: Brian Equator

NewsblogErnie Banks, Hopeful Mr. Cub, Dies at 83; His Mantra Was ‘Let’s Play 2’
(76 - 2:09am, Jan 25)
Last: Don Geovany Soto (chris h.)

NewsblogOT - Politics January 2015 - Mario Cuomo, New York Governor and Minor League Ballplayer, Dies at 82
(3617 - 11:56pm, Jan 24)
Last: Greg K

Newsblog2015 Prospect Watch | Top 10 First Baseman | MLB.com
(34 - 11:39pm, Jan 24)
Last: booond

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(11590 - 11:26pm, Jan 24)
Last: booond

NewsblogPedroia 'ready to go,' sees Sox rebounding | MLB.com
(11 - 10:26pm, Jan 24)
Last: Canker Soriano

NewsblogChicago Cubs -- 2015 ZiPS Projections
(11 - 10:20pm, Jan 24)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogESPN: Ichiro Close To Deal With Marlins
(53 - 9:05pm, Jan 24)
Last: Joyful Calculus Instructor

Page rendered in 0.1853 seconds
48 querie(s) executed