Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

At the groundbreaking ceremony on March 4, 1912, when asked what he would name the new ballpark, [Charlie] Ebbets' initial reaction was to continue the name Washington Park. "Washington Park, hell," said Len Wooster of the Brooklyn Times. "That name wouldn't mean anything out here. Why don't you call it Ebbets Field? It was your idea and nobody else's, and you've put yourself in hock to build it. It's going to be your monument, whether you like to think about it that way or not." Read Ebbets’ complete bio, a part of the SABR: Baseball Biography Project here: http://goo.gl/hNTnXJ


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