Skip to comments.The Lost Ball Parks: Ebbets Field(You Tube)
Posted on 07/15/2014 12:06:33 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
Sad, a bygone Era...:-|
I hear you.
But, Ebbets Field would not have survived too many more years. If O’Malley had his way, he would have built an Astrodome type stadium in downtown Brooklyn.
Its funny how in the 50s and 60s, we saw so many multi use stadiums built. But nowadays, the major trend has been to build old fashioned style ball parks.
“But nowadays, the major trend has been to build old fashioned style ball parks.”
The United States is the only country that knocks down old buildings to build new buildings that look like old buildings
But the Team(Dodgers) would have stayed in Brooklyn. So instead of retaining 1(or maybe 2) teams NYC LOST 2(Dodgers and the Giants followed the Dodgers West).
Thank you so much for posting this.
My dad use to tell me about seeing the Dodgers back in his hometown of Brooklyn. He loved going to that stadium, and Yankee stadium.
I’ve mentioned to a few people here, that my father’s health is failing and we don’t expect him to be here at Christmas.
So seeing this on a rainy day when I couldn’t visit him today, has me weeping and connecting with him, when he was a younger man, and not a father. I don’t know if that makes sense, I’m just so happy to see this video.
You’re right. Its too bad that New York lost both the Giants and Dodgers. The issue of replacing Ebbets Field caused the loss of both teams.
“The United States is the only country that knocks down old buildings to build new buildings that look like old buildings”
Yeah, and the buildings are financed by a combination of taxes and public bonds. The owners demand new stadiums every 35 or 40 years. The bonds that paid for the stadium being demolished haven’t even been retired yet.
That, and baseball, is part of what makes America unique. I will never forget attending games at Tiger Stadium (Briggs Stadium then, but I am dating myself) as a child. That first glimpse of the green grass as you walked up the ramp towards the field was thrilling. Still the greenest grass I have ever seen.
“That first glimpse of the green grass as you walked up the ramp towards the field was thrilling. Still the greenest grass I have ever seen.”
Isn’t that amazing. Everybody has that reaction.
I have an aisle seat from the Old Gal sitting in my den.
The first time I walked into Tiger Stadium was 1968. I thought I had entered a cathedral. It was like walking into another world.
Some cities don’t even go 35,to 40 years before its time for a new stadium. Metrodome lasted 30,years. Kingdome only lasted about 25. Atlanta is replacing both the Georgia $Dome and Turner Field after barely 20,years. Stadiums have a short shelf life apparently nowadays.
Beautiful Fenway Park is 102.
I guess I was extrapolating from old data. I had Philadelphia’s Veterans’ Stadium and Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium in mind. I know that the lifetime of any sports complex is still trending lower.
FYI the grass at Comerica is not as green but the team is a lot better.
And Red Sox management has done some upgrades, and is committed to be at Fenway for the foreseeable future. Fenway Park and Wrigley Field are the only major league parks I know which were 100 years old and still in use, and not slated to be replaced anytime soon.
Mets owner Fred Wilpon was a big Brooklyn Dodgers fan, which is why he built it like that.
My best childhood memories are the hours spent with my grandfather sitting on the $1.00 Bleachers (very well-worn 2x6's) at Connie Mack Stadium in the early 60's...
Gone, but not forgotten. Robert Moses 1; The Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants, Manhattan, and Brooklyn 0.
I know what you mean. My mother was born and raised in Brooklyn and, with her father and older brother, went to many Dodger games at Ebbets Field and some at Yankee Stadium. Although my mother is now in 80s, take her to an Atlanta Braves spring training game in Orlando and she is like a teen again, cheering and booing with gusto and making sharp comments on the players and their skills.
He's got a parkway...
Think Wrigley Field is at 100 years old this year.
The 3rd oldest ball park in MLB is Dodger Stadium at Chaves
Ravine in LA. It is 55 years old.
Not to take anything away from the current team. The last 8-10 years have been fun!
I have yet to step foot in Comerica.
“The 3rd oldest ball park in MLB is Dodger Stadium at Chaves
Ravine in LA. It is 55 years old.”
God,I remember when L.A. had no MLB. Time does fly-—seems like The Dodgers just left Brooklyn-—and The Braves,Boston.
Remember the Dodgers leaving Brooklyn. Don’t remember the braves leaving Boston, but I do remember them leaving Milwaukee.
That probably means something, but...
I still think because of the problems dealing with Wrigleyville, the Cubs may be very soon announcing they've moving to a retro modern ballpark in the suburbs of Chicago. That means it'll have most of the "feel" of the current Wrigley Field but with modern amenities for everything and the ability to play night games 55 to 60 times per year.
Brooklyn’s got professional baseball again. I’m not bitter.
Safeco Field appears built to last. I make it a point to see ball games when I travel, and have been to most of the parks.
Safeco field, really, is something else. It looks like an ‘old park’ in its layout, brickwork, and design, but its built with modern materials and engineering. It has the longest clear span in the world in its retracting roof.
The Kingdome could have resisted bombing, it was built so well. They worked for weeks to weaken it before they could use charges to bring it down. If I recall, bringing the Kingdome down took minutes, not seconds. Several minutes.
I’ve been blessed enough to have seen the old Yankee Stadium and Fenway too. Been to the new US Cellular Field in South Chicago too. Loved Candlestick Park. O.co field is actually a good place for baseball. Nothing fancy. The park in Atlanta feels sort of monolithic on the outside (US Cellular feels that way too) and plastic on the inside.
Saw the Expos in Montreal before they folded. Nothing more weird than hearing a ball game stadium announcer in French. Been to the park in Toronto. The old Phillies park I visited for an entire series when I went to Damage Control School in the 80’s. Been to Shea, and that’s a good park. Been to the one in KC, and Cincy. Never Cleveland, Miami, or San Diego. Never been to a Dodger game. Never been to a Twinkies game. Never been to a Nationals game.
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