On March 11, 1953, Brooklyn Dodgers President Walter O’Malley stood at home plate to open the newly constructed, 5,000-seat stadium at Dodgertown, named for local businessman and Airport Director Bud Holman. Read more here.
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Two 12-foot banners depicting and commemorating two African American baseball players, Don Newcombe and Roy Campanella, who played for the Nashua Dodgers and then went on to star for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the major leagues, were unveiled Tuesday at Holman Stadium in Nashua (NH). Read more and view banners here.
Watch “Historic Holman Stadium: The Legacy of Community” below:
As Miami prepares to host the upcoming 2017 MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park — the city’s first time hosting the annual celebration of baseball — it is fitting news that fabled and demolished Miami Stadium (AKA Bobby Maduro Stadium) will finally receive a historical marker where it once stood. Read more here. Click here to see the sweet throwback unis worn by the MLB Marlins in 2013.
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Tuesday that, sometime in 2016, a likeness of Jackie Robinson would be the first statue ever to appear at Dodger Stadium. The artist Branly Cadet, a former Brooklyn resident, will sculpt a statue between 9 and 10 feet tall of Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball’s modern color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Read more here. More from the Dodgers here.
The NBA’s Brooklyn Nets will pay homage to the long-department Brooklyn Dodgers by wearing Dodger-inspired jerseys during five “Brooklyn Blue Nights” games this season. The first of these games will be against the Boston Celtics on March 21. Read more here. Get your jersey here. Thanks to John Cerone for the news.
Bob McGee from the New York Times takes a look at Charles H. Ebbets and the ballpark he build in the Flatbush neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn for the Brooklyn Dodgers. This year is the 100th anniversary of Ebbets Field, which opened in 1913. Read more here.
MiLB reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look how the filming of 42, the new biopic about the life of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford, helped to advance efforts to restore historic Engel Stadium in Chattanooga (TN). Read more here. The movie opens April 12. View 42 trailer here.
A man from the Windsor (ON) area has finished building a very cool 1:48 scale model of iconic Ebbets Field, with working lights, fold-down seats, and every other intricate detail you might imagine. Read more and view video here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
If you’ve ever wanted to appear in a baseball movie as a baseball player or other extra, now is your chance. 42, a new movie about the life of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford will be shot at historic Engel Stadium in Chattanooga (TN) in May. The casting team is looking for Caucasian baseball players between the ages of 25 and 38. They will also Continue reading
After 4 1/2 months, 1,100 hours and $4,500 of his own money, Dan Carpenter from Saugus (CA) completed construction on a pretty sweet 1:16 scale model replica of old Ebbets Field, home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, that depicts the stadium just before Game 3 of the 1955 World Series. Now, we’ve seen many ballpark models before, but this one seems extra special. In fact, we’re feeling a little envious. View photos and video here.