Day 159

My Darlin’ Cementine

June 6th, 2012

The Castle Brothers didn't just pour sidewalks; they also built Ebbets Field!

An excerpt from a 1912 NY Times article entitled "Dirt Flies in New Brooklyn Ball Park":

The baseball park is in its present state a howling wilderness . . . On the park at present are several old houses and shanties and goats and tomato cans. Mr. Ebbets warned everybody not to be alarmed at this state of affairs, because, he said, Castle Brothers had promised to rush the work of grading the diamond and building the concrete fences, and after that the work on the stands will be rushed, so that at least the games of the last third of the season of 1912 will be played at the new park.

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