Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field

Ebbets Field

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Probably the most popular stadium in the history of baseball is the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Ebbets Field. Located on the site of an old garbage dump, in the Pigtown section of Brooklyn, the ballpark provided the fans with an intimate look at their local heroes. The right-field wall had all sorts of bends and twists, which created havoc as outfielders tried to read caroms off the wall. The scoreboard actually added other bends and twists and more problems for outfielders. A local clothier promised a suit to any player to hit his advertising billboard. Ebbets Field housed rabid, loyal fans who loved their Dodgers, and loved baseball. The fandom created nicknames that would live on in the lore of baseball. Stan "The Man" Musual. Dixie "The People's Cherce" Walker, Paul and Lloyd Waner ("Big Poison and Little Poison"), and Carl "Oisk" Erskine. Sadly, the team abandoned Brooklyn in 1957, only two years removed from winning the World Series for the first time. Ebbets Field stood for two more years, hosting the occasional soccer game. In February 1960, the stadium fell to the wrecking ball, and today a housing complex stands on the site. To fans of this team, the demolition of Ebbets Field was like a death in the family, and the pain still hurts some, 50 years later.