Category Archive: Essays.1947-Dodgers

1947 Dodgers: Spring Training in Havana

When Jackie Robinson trained with the Montreal Royals in Daytona…

1947 Dodgers: The suspension of Leo Durocher

Just before the 1947 season began, baseball commissioner Albert…

1947 Dodgers: Branch Rickey and the Mainstream Press

Wesley Branch Rickey — even the name is wonderfully quirky…

Ebbets Field, 1947

In the spring of 1947, Ebbets Field was entering its 35th season,…

1947 Dodgers: Jackie Robinson's First Game

Jackie Robinson’s major-league debut was more than just the…

The protested Dodgers-Cardinals game of July 20, 1947

It is well known that a manager may formally protest a game only…

1947 Dodgers: Jackie Robinson and the Jews

An essay on being a Jewish fan growing up in Brooklyn during…

Advertising and the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947

The year 1947 was a banner one for the Brooklyn Dodgers. At the…

1947 Dodgers: Al Gionfriddo's Memorable Game Six Catch

Ohhh-hooo, Doctor! Dodgers journeyman Al Gionfriddo made the…

1947 Dodgers: Cookie Lavagetto Ends Bill Bevens' World Series No-Hitter

With the favored New York Yankees leading the Brooklyn Dodgers…

Brooklyn Dodgers Attendance in 1947

The years immediately following World War II were a golden age…
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