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George "Shotgun" Shuba, 1924-2014

Former Brooklyn Dodger George “Shotgun” Shuba passed away today at his home in Ohio, according to news reports. He was 89.

Shuba was one of the last surviving members of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers team that won their only World Series title. 42 more words

Baseball

Game delay due to dog on the field (July 5, 1952)

In their final season in Boston, on July 5, 1952, the Braves play in front of the largest home crowd of the season when 13,405 fans watch Brooklyn beat their team for the 12th consecutive time, a 5-3 complete-game victory by Carl Erskine. 39 more words

Boston Braves

September 27, 1957 – The New York Giants Rent San Francisco’s Seals Stadium

On September 27, 1957, New York Giants majority owner Horace Stoneham signed an agreement to rent San Francisco’s Seals Stadium for the 1958 and 1959 seasons, during construction of their new home field, Candlestick Park.  215 more words

1957

A Bit of Brooding Over the Brooklyn Bandbox Abandonment

On September 24, 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field against the Milwaukee Braves.  Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley had been angling for years to build a replacement facility for the National League team.   294 more words

Aphorisms

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Pee Wee Reese.

Pee Wee Reese would hold down the shortstop position for the Flatbush Bums from 1940-57 and for The Blue Crews inaugural season in 1958. 92 more words

The Woman Who Earned The Title "First Lady Of Brooklyn Baseball" Turns 88 This Month

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By: Bill Hall

The woman who has earned the title First Lady of Brooklyn Baseball turns 88 late this month. The Brooklyn Cyclones honored Joan Hodges and her late husband Gil in grand style this year, handing out commemorative jerseys bearing Hodges’ name and famous number 14, and adding a “Mrs. 671 more words

Sports

WORLD SERIES CLASSICS - 1950 Style

The 1950 Philadelphia Phillies, affectionately dubbed the “Whiz Kids”, morphed into the “Fizz Kids” when they entered the grand promenade known as the Fall Classic. Eddie Sawyer’s troops had given the City of Brotherly Love their first pennant since 1915. 561 more words

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