The life of the Brooklyn Dodgers ended when the O’Malley family moved the team to Los Angeles for the 1958 Major League Baseball season. Hearts were broken all over Brooklyn with the loss of their team, and unfortunately, they would soon lose their beloved stadium, Ebbets Field.
Below is a series of great old photos showing the glorious old ballpark in its heyday. The first one below is from 1913, the year it opened, one year after Fenway Park in Boston, and one year before Wrigley Field in Chicago.
1Brooklyn National League Grounds
Below is a photo of the first game played in the ballpark, an exhibition between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.