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Ebbets Field Perhaps the most nostalgic ballpark of them all was Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, home of the National League's Dodgers for 45 seasons. Built in 1913, it was one of the era's new concrete and steel stadiums. It held 32,000 of baseball's most loyal and colorful supporters. Brooklyn fans witnessed some of the worst baseball ever played in the National League--and some of the very best. Despite consistently strong fan support since 1890, after the 1957 season owner Walter O'Malley ripped the heart out of the borough by uprooting the Dodgers and moving the club 3,000 miles away to Los Angeles. Most Brooklynites would have preferred seeing the Brooklyn Bridge dismantled rather than lose their beloved baseball club.
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Added: 28th June 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-06-28 
Twenty years after Ebbets Field was abandoned, Frank Sinatra sang a song called There Used to be a Ballpark...sniff........

As if it wasn't bad enough when we lost the Dodgers, our beloved Ebbets Field was torn down in the 60's.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-06-28 
Ebbets Field was demolished in February 1960. The workmen used a wrecking ball painted to resemble a baseball. The ballpark's cornerstone was saved. It is now on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
Posted by: Marty6697 on 2008-06-28 
Gooden Lava! I know that had to be a bummer. Looks alot like the old Tiger Stadium. The Dodgers just recently pulled out of Vero Beach Dodger Town. Moved there spring training facilitys to Arizona.
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