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Monday, June 25, 2007

A Sad Moment In Brooklyn Baseball History-Re-Enacted At KeySpan Park

September 24th, 1957 Represents "A Death In The Family":

This is the Date of The LAST Major League Baseball Game ever played In "The Borough Of Churches";

The Brooklyn Dodgers Played their Last Ever Home Game At Ebbets Field-Brooklyn;

74 Year Old Danny Mc Devitt & 78 Year Old Joe Pignitano, replayed that Last-Ever Pitch;

Those Born in 1957 or Had a Ticket Stub from The Last Game, were admitted for Free to KeySpan Park;

I'm now Inclined to believe that Mr O'Malley was having hand forced by One Robert Moses, who believed himself to be Omnipotent. Moses, you see wanted the New Dodger Facility to be in a Dump next to Flushing Meadow Park;

Well, that Monument to "Moses Omnipotence" is standing, & will, mercifully, be ripped down in '09;

& an Ebbets Field Tribute Park is being built, abeit State Of The Art;

But, I feel as if "I Wuz Robbed." Imagine what this town "wuddah" been like, if The Dodgers & Giants stayed?

Joe Pignitano was the Bullpen Coach of the 1969 WS Series Champion Mets;

A Nice Poetic Touch, I might say, for a Great Guy from Brooklyn;



Blogger The Omnipotent Q said...

Actually, the Dodgers went to Philadelphia after closing out their home schedule in 1957, and the Giants finished their time in NYC by playing the same team that the Dodgers played their last game against: the Pittsburgh Pirates.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

I stand Corrected, Q, BUT it was a SAD Time:

I never got to experience Ebbets Field;

Until my Fenway Forays

12:29 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

09/24/57 was the Last Game at Ebbets Field:

Wednesday, 09/24/69 at 9:07PM, EDT, the NY Mets won the Eastern Division Crown;

Time wounds all heels & heals all wounds;

You could almost hear Lindsey Nelson's Jacket;

St Joseph of Snorre, was the Card 3rd Baseman, who hit into the Game-Ending DP.

7:58 PM  
Blogger The Omnipotent Q said...

I never experienced Ebbets Field either. Sad, but going to Fenway Park is the closest I'll ever know what it was like.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...


Doris Kearns Goodwin loves the Ebbets Style of Fenway, calling it "Flatbush North":

Like those who took the Trolley or BMT to Prospect Park Station, in Boston, it's the "Brooklyn" neither of us experienced

7:29 PM  

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