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More Great Dodger History at Walteromalley.com
2004-09-03 09:46
by Jon Weisman

The underappreciated Walteromalley.com recently announced its latest update, and as usual, there's an overflow of riches even for the most knowledgeable Dodger fan. Among the highlights:

  • A review of then-Dodger owner Charles Ebbets' 1912 presentation of his proposed Ebbets Field. "This time we are going to build a permanent steel, brick and cement stadium, which I hope will shelter the Brooklyn club for many years after I have seen my last game," Ebbets said. "It will seat 25,000 persons and another 10,000 can be accommodated by emergency benches and field space. It will contain every convenience that we can devise and will be absolutely safe. I will no longer have to worry about fires, collapsing stands and other dangers that menace the spectators and of which they seldom give thought. Ebbets added that he intended his new ballpark to "fill all demands upon it for the next thirty years.

  • A detailed look at the relationship between Walter O'Malley and Buckminster Fuller, as they collaborated on a proposed domed stadium to replace Ebbets Field in Brooklyn in the 1950s. Brent Shyer is the author.

  • A 1958 letter to the editor written by O'Malley to Sports Illustrated in which O'Malley alerts them to an error in their drawing of a baseball that was used to illustrated Sal "The Barber" Maglie's pitching grips.

    There's much, much more. Indulge yourself.

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