This Day In Brooklyn Dodger History

The Brooklyn Dodgers were a Major League baseball team, active primarily in the National League (founded 1876) from 1884 until 1957, after which the club moved to Los Angeles, California, where it continues its history as the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team moved west at the same time as its longtime rivals, the New York Giants, also in the National League, relocated to San Francisco in northern California as the San Francisco Giants. The team’s name derived from the reputed skill of Brooklyn residents at evading the city’s trolley streetcar network. The Dodgers played in two stadiums in South Brooklyn, each named Washington Park, and at Eastern Park in the neighborhood of Brownsville before moving to Ebbets Field in the neighborhood of Flatbush in 1913. The team is noted for signing Jackie Robinson in 1947 as the first black player in the modern major leagues.

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Ebbets Field Opens

Ebbets Field Opens

The dodgers get an awning

The Dodgers get an awning

FDR Visits Ebbets Field

FDR Visits Ebbets Field

Mickey Owen Autographed Ball - Official NL Chicago Cubs Beckett BAS #E48390 - Beckett Authentication

Dodgers go south of the border

Dodgers purchase Robby

Dodgers purchase Robby

Robinson out at Third

Robinson out at Third

Don Newcombe

Don Newcombe – Biography

Ebbets Field

Ebbets Field Opens

Ebbets Field Opens

FDR Visits Ebbets Field

FDR Visits Ebbets Field