Dodgers in Jersey City

The first game the Dodgers played in Jersey City was on April 19, 1956, when they beat the Phillies before 12,214 very cold fans. The attendance was disappointing, as initially it was thought the game would be a sellout. The only sellouts, at about 26,000, were the games against the Braves and the Giants, although for the seven games as a whole the Dodgers did average about 5,400 more in attendance than they did at Ebbets Field. The Dodgers in Jersey City in 1956 went 6–1. In their last game there that season, they lost to the Giants 1–0. (COURTESY JERSEY CITY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY)