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The Legacy of Charles Ebbetts

By Alexandra Glorioso

Charles Ebbets
Date Created/Published: [ca. 1910] - Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Bain Collection - Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ggbain-05526 (digital file from original neg.) - Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

Sat., Feb. 19, 2 p.m.: John Zinn lectures on the legacy of Charles Ebbetts the at the Brooklyn Historical Society.


During more than a quarter century as Dodger 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 Ebbets created between Brooklyn and his baseball team.

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.

Brooklyn Historical Society

128 Pierrepont Street


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