This high-rise housing complex stands on the former site of the storied Ebbets Field, the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, where Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color line.
UPDATE: This is not the only place in the area whose name serves as a reminder that the Dodgers once played here. McKeever Place, the street that ran along the western side of Ebbets Field, is named for the brothers Steve and Ed McKeever, who helped finance the construction of the stadium by purchasing half of the team from Charles Ebbets. Across McKeever Place from the Ebbets Field Apartments are the Jackie Robinson School, Ebbets Field Middle School, and Jackie Robinson Playground. And a few blocks east of here is Dodger Playground.
My dad signed a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers the same day as Jackie Robinson. He didn’t play because he was drafted. Sometimes I wonder how different our lives would have been. He loved baseball till the day he died.
Whats the deal with that little shack over the first level of the building- is that the concierge booth?
@tom it’s the security booth. My husband grew up in these apartments :)