Oct 13, 2012

The Baseball Trolley

Its been over fifty years since the Dodgers left Brooklyn. Ebbets Field opened in 1913, and was home of the Dodgers for 45 seasons. It was there that  Jackie Robinson withstood the tension of being the first black player. He was encouraged by another minority player in Detroit, Hank Greenberg. The stadium was demolished in 1960 and replaced by a cluster of apartment buildings.

3 comments:

AuH20 said...

So true. Greenberg was a Jew from the Bronx, Pee Wee Reese a southerner and so many others who helped Robinson along the way. While it wasn't easy for the UCLA flash it surely wasn't as horrible as we're lead to believe. He was gentle man with a will of steel and was able to handle the abuse he did receive. Oh how far we've come. Also MM...great trolly shot!

michael molovinsky said...

auh20, actually, my appreciation of the photograph came first, it will enlarge if clicked. i had to do a little research on ebbet, dodgers, robinson and greenberg just to cobble together a few sentences. today, that community, crown heights, is a mixing pot. almost exclusively haitian and black, it also houses the lubavitch hasidic jews.

michael molovinsky said...

it is with regret that i'm going to once again enable word verification. unfortunately, the spam robots are relentless. i have tested this feature and found that for the most part, it puts up two images. letters are on the left, and a number on the right. if you type the letters, then leave a space before adding the number, it seems to work.