“Shorty,” “Brother Lou,” and the Dodgers' Sym-phony

By Rob Edelman

This article was published in the Fall 2018 Baseball Research Journal.

Rachel Robinson observed that the Brooklyn Dodgers Sym-phony "was one of the things people loved about Ebbets Field. They provided a kind a special character and loving warmth that few other ballparks had." They were a five, six, or seven-man unit of comically wacky amateur instrumentalists who gave support to their beloved Bums for decades. If Bob Sheppard, longtime public address announcer for the New York Yankees, was class personified, Tex Rickards, who held a similar slot with Dem . . .

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