Ebbets Field opened on this day in 1913. ⚾ The field was home to the beloved Brooklyn Dodgers and was where Jackie Robinson made history in 1947 when he debuted as Major League Baseball's first African American player. For the the opening game on April 9, 1931, the Dodgers lost to the Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0. Twenty-four years later, the dream of all Dodgers fans came true when the team won the World Series against their hometown rival, the New York Yankees. 🎉
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Alfred Mainzer. Ebbets Field, Brookln, N.Y. ca. 1930. Museum of the City of New York, X2011.34.2264.