Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Legacy Of Charles Ebbets At Brooklyn Historical Society


It's Dodgers Week-End at the Brooklyn Historical Society, which included a lecture on Charles Ebbets on Saturday and a Brooklyn Baseball film series. Read on:

The Legacy of Charles Ebbets, Lecture by John Zinn
Saturday, February 19, 2:00pm
128 Pierrepont Street,
at the corner of Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights

During his more than a quarter of a century as Dodger club President and owner, Charles Ebbets built two new homes for his team. While the first was a relatively uncomplicated wooden structure (Washington Park, 1898), the second, which bore his name, became the beloved home of the Dodgers and one of the most famous ballparks in baseball history. Ebbets Field was an important part of the strong connection that Charles Ebbets created between Brooklyn and his baseball team. John Zinn, lead historian for BHS' Ex-Lab exhibition, Home Base: Memories of the Dodgers at Ebbets Field, will discuss Ebbets' achievement in building his new ballpark and how he developed the relationship between the ball club and the borough. This event is open to the public and free with museum admission.

In conjunction with our current exhibit, Home Base: Memories of the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, BHS celebrates the beginning of spring training with a film series on Brooklyn baseball. The films will be shown on three consecutive Sundays in February and March.
For more information on events, go to
Brooklyn Historical Society


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