Don Newcombe – First player to win cy young mvp rookie of year

Don Newcombe

Don Newcombe first player to win Rookie of Year, MVP and Cy Young Award. After playing one season with the Newark Eagles in the Negro Leagues, Newcombe signed with the Dodgers. With catcher Roy Campanella, Newcombe played for the first racially integrated baseball team based in the United States in the 20th century, the 1946 […]

Ebbets Field

Ebbets Field

Ebbets Field was on the block bound by Bedford Avenue, Sullivan Place, McKeever Place, and Montgomery Street. After locating the prospective new site to build a permanent stadium to replace the old (and wooden) Washington Park, club owner Charlie Ebbets acquired the property over several years, starting in 1908, by buying parcels of land until […]

1955 World Series Champion Brooklyn Dodgers

Gil Hodges

1955 World Series Champs! After years of frustration, the Dodgers finally win it all! 1955 Record: 98-55, 1st place; Won National League Pennant Postseason: Won the World Series over the New York Yankees, 4-3 Manager: Walter Alston All-Stars: Roy Campanella, C (Campanella was selected but replaced by Stan Lopata of Philadelphia); Gil Hodges, 1B; Don […]

Duke Snider – The Duke of Flat bush

Duke Snider was one the best Brooklyn Dodgers in history.

His name immortalized by the phrase Willie, Mickey, and the Duke from the song  Baseball, Dodger centerfielder Duke Snider was Brooklyn’s entry into one of the most passionate debates in baseball history.  New York sportswriter Red Smith once wrote, “(Duke) Snider, (Mickey) Mantle, and (Willie) Mays.  You could get a fat lip in any saloon […]

Little Ebbets Field on The Story

Phoebe Judge Interviews Tom Hannon

In 2012 Phoebe Judge had contacted me about doing a story on Ebbets Field for a national radio show. In April she came to visit us and I can only imagine what was going through here mind when she drove up the drive way past our field, which is hardly visible from the street. Here […]