This day in baseball: Ebbets Field demolition begins

The demolition of Ebbets Field began on February 23, 1960, a little over two years after the Brooklyn Dodgers had finished their final season in Brooklyn.  An urn of dirt from behind home plate was given to former catcher Roy Campanella.  In place of the stadium, apartment buildings rose, called Ebbets Field Apartments.

Ebbets Field Apartments, 2008 (Wikimedia Commons)

Ebbets Field Apartments, 2008 (Wikimedia Commons)


4 Comments on “This day in baseball: Ebbets Field demolition begins”

  1. Thom Hickey says:

    What a terrible loss – to the Borough, the City, the whole culture! Regards Thom.

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