Saturday, April 5, 2014

Brooklyn Dodgers Play First Game At Ebbets Field

On April 5, 1913, the Brooklyn Dodgers play their first game at Ebbets Field, named after Dodgers owner Charles Ebbets. Besides being home to the Brooklyn Tigers of the NFL, Ebbets Field would hose the baseball team for their remaining time in Brooklyn.

Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York.

A total of 25,000 fans crammed inside to see the first exhibition game between the Dodgers and Yankees. With the help of an inside-the-park home run by Casey Stengel, the Dodgers would go on to win 3-2. Their first regular season game occurred four days later.

The design of Ebbets Field would go on to inspire the vaulted exterior of the New York Mets new park, Citi Field.

Ebbets Field was torn down in 1960 just four years after the Dodgers had moved west to Los Angeles.