Thursday, April 15, 2010

eBay: Vintage Dodger Pics

Henry Yee is running his always great eBay auctions that include some great Dodger related vintage photos.

Here is the original 1910's Underwood & Underwood Press photo of Charles Ebbets, of Ebbets Field fame.

Now take a look at a original photo of the 1913 Dodgers posing at their brand new home, Ebbets Field.

Now this is a crazy photo. Take close look at the wire fence near the 297 ft. sign. There is a kid walking along the outfield billboards trying to get his hands on a PeeWee Reese homerun ball that got lodged in the wire fence. This was taken on October 1, 1950 in a game between the Dodger and the Philadelphia Phillies. It was the last game of the year with the Dodger only one game back. A Dodger win would bring them to a tie and a potential one game playoff for the pennant. Unfortunately, the Dodgers lost, and I can imagine Brooklyn fans blaming this kids for cursing the Blue Crew. You know, if this were the Cubs this crazy loon would be infamous.

Below, Jackie Robinson is waiting on the set during the filming of "The Jackie Robinson Story."

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