January 2nd, 2013

New Ballpark

January 2, 1912 – Brooklyn owner Charles Ebbets announces the purchase of 4.5 acres of land in the pigtown section of Brooklyn to build an 18,000-seat concrete and steel stadium. “Ebbets Field” opens in April 1913 and remains the home of the Brooklyn franchise until the Dodgers moved to the West Coast after the 1957 season.