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.

Jun 17, 1956 | Homerun History

On June 17, 1956 — 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.

Iin the ninth inning of the first game of a double-header, 11-year-old Fred Gordon of Brooklyn recovered Joe Adcock’s mammoth shot over the left field roof. The youngster returned the ball to Joe and received two new balls and the Milwaukee cap he’s wearing. The Braves swept the double-header 5-4 and 3-1.

On June 17, 1956, in the ninth inning of the first game of a double-header, 11-year-old Fred Gordon of Brooklyn recovered Joe Adcock's mammoth shot over the left field roof at Ebbets Field off Ed Roebuck of the Dodgers. It was Joe's second homer of the game and the first time a ball landed over the roof. The youngster returned the ball to Joe and received two new balls and the Milwaukee cap he's wearing. The Braves swept the double-header 5-4 and 3-1.

 

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