Ball Park First Game
Date – 04/26/1913 (5)
Starting Pitchers – vs. Phillies: 04/09/1913
Final Score 1-0 (PHI)
Attendance – 15,000
Starting Pitchers Nap Rucker (BRO); Tom Seaton (PHI)
First Batter – Dode Paskert (PHI) Result – Singled to LF
First Hits – Dode Paskert (PHI),Singled to LF (1st)
First Run – Otto Knabe (PHI)
First RBI – Mickey Doolan (PHI)
First Homerun – Casey Stengel (BRO) vs. Doc Crandall (NY1) on 04/26/1913 (7th inning)
First Grandslam – Ed Konetchy (PIT) vs. Pat Ragan (BRO) on 08/03/1914 (13th inning)
First Inside Park Homerun – Casey Stengel (BRO) vs. Doc Crandall (NY1) on 04/26/1913 (7th inning)
First No Hitter – Dazzy Vance (BRO) vs. Phillies on 09/13/1925
Ball Park Lasts
Last Game – vs. Pirates: 09/24/1957, Final Score – 2-0 (BRO)
Attendance – 6,702
Starting Pitchers – Danny McDevitt (BRO); Bennie Daniels (PIT), Winning Pitcher – Danny McDevitt (BRO) Losing Pitcher – Bennie Daniels (PIT)
Last Batter – Dee Fondy (PIT), result – Grounded to SS
Last Hit – Don Zimmer (BRO), Singled to CF (7)
Last Run – Gino Cimoli (BRO), Last RBI – Gil Hodges (BRO)
Last HR – Duke Snider (BRO) vs. Robin Roberts (PHI) on 09/22/1957 (7th inning)
Last Grand Slam – Gil Hodges (BRO) vs. Vinegar Bend Mizell (SLN) on 07/18/1957 (9th inning)
Last Inside The Park Homerun – Dale Long (CHN) vs. Sandy Koufax (BRO) on 08/28/1957 (4th inning)
Last No Hitter – Sal Maglie (BRO) vs. Phillies on 09/25/1956
Duke Snider hit the last two homers at Ebbetts Field in the fifth and seventh innings off Robin Roberts on September 22, 1957.
1920 – Before the start of the World Series, Brooklyn owner Charles Ebbets gives his approval for the addition of rookie Joe Sewell to the Indians’ roster. Sewell joined the team after September 1st and was not eligible for the series. The tradition of low-scoring World Series games continues when the Cleveland Indians manage to collect only five hits off Brooklyn Robins starter Rube Marquard and two relievers. Stan Coveleski gives the Indians a 3 – 1 opening victory with a five-hit complete game
At Ebbets Field, the Robins come from behind to edge the Giants, 3 – 2, behind Dazzy Vance. Harvey Hendrick dinks a 2-run homer in the 8th, off Larry Benton, to tie, and Jake Flowers singles with two out in the 9th to drive home the winner. The ecstatic fans respond by covering the field with straw hats.
With rain pelting down at Ebbets Field, Hack Wilson pounds a 9th-inning pinch-grand slam, the first in Brooklyn Dodgers history, to beat Ad Liska and the Philadelphia Phillies, 8 – 6. The homer is inside-the-park, just the third pinch inside-the-park grand homer in major league history, and the first since 1910.
At Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field, Ival Goodman hits an unusual home run when his fifth-inning fly ball lands and stays on top of the scoreboard in right field. With the perched ball considered in play, the three Dodger outfielders watch the Reds’ right fielder round the bases for an easy inside-the park round-tripper in their 7-2 loss to Cincinnati.
Dodger right-hander Fred Frankhouse holds the Reds hitless for 7.2 innings before a heavy downpour ends the Ebbets Field contest permanently. The right-hander’s 5-0 victory will be one of the 31 “no-no’s” erased when MLB redefines a no-hitter in 1991 as a game in which a pitcher throws nine innings or more without giving up a hit.
In the 5th inning at Ebbets Field‚ Dodgers OF Pete Reiser crashes into the fence and is knocked unconscious. He still manages to hold onto the long fly by Culley Rikard to help the Dodgers win over Pittsburgh, 9 – 4. In the clubhouse, a priest administers the last rites of the Catholic Church to Reiser‚ who will be hospitalized for 10 days.
Ernie Harwell, filling in for Red Barber, who is recovering from a bleeding ulcer, calls his first major league game as the Dodgers beat the Cubs at Ebbets Field, 5-4. To obtain the future Hall of Fame broadcaster, Brooklyn general manager Branch Rickey trades minor league catcher Cliff Daper to the Atlanta Crackers.
The National League commits five errors, allowing the American League to record an 11 – 7 triumph in the All-Star Game at Ebbets Field. The contest marks the first appearance of black players in an All-Star Game: Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella and Don Newcombe in the NL lineup, and Larry Doby among the AL stars.
Joe Adcock’s ninth-inning home run off Brooklyn right-hander Ed Roebuck, his second round-tripper of the game, proves to be the game-winner in the Braves’ 5-4 victory over the Dodgers. The blast to left field, which clears an 83-foot wall at the 350-foot mark, is believed to the only homer ever to land on the roof at Ebbets Field.