October 30th, 2012

The Long Goodbye?

October 30, 1956 – The Dodgers sell Ebbets Field to real estate developer Marvin Kratter and accept a three-year lease to remain at the ballpark, built in 1913. The Dodgers would add another two years to the option in January 1957, meaning the Dodgers could remain their until 1961. But the sale of the ballpark turns out to be the first step in the eventual franchise move to the West Coast after the 1957 season.