Unearthed Ebbets Field Blueprints Going on Display at Brooklyn College

April 17, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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BROOKLYN (AP) — The original 1912 blueprints for Ebbets Field are going on exhibit in New York City for the first time in decades.

According to The Wall Street Journal, they’re the highlight of an exhibit on the Brooklyn Dodgers that opens Thursday at Brooklyn College.

They were discovered in 1992 in an archival subbasement of the city Buildings Department.

Other items include one of the ballpark’s last home plates.

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The plate bears a cheeky dedication to the owner who moved the team to Los Angeles after the 1957 season.

It says: “May Walter O’Mally roast in hell.” O’Malley’s name is misspelled.

The Dodgers played for 45 seasons at Ebbets, which was torn down in 1960.

Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play a Major League game there.

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