Ceremonial kick-off by Marilyn Monroe at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn before a soccer game between Israel and the US. The Boston Globe reported that she scored a “direct hit, smack on the head of United Press photographer Joel Landau.” May 12, 1957.
I’m a size down in my shirts and a few sizes down in my jeans. I’m now slowly rebuilding my wardrobe a piece or two at a time and starting to dress how I really want to. The last couple of weeks I’ve been much happier with my weight loss progress than I have been in some time. Feelin’ good, dessin’ good.
The last major league bounced home run is hit by Dodger catcher Al Lopez at Ebbets Field as the NL joins the American League, which had enacted the rule change in 1929. The player who hits the ball over the wall on a bounce will now be awarded a ground-rule double.
text from nationalpastime
On 15 April 1947, Jackie Robinson played in his first game in the Major Leagues at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. There were more than 26,000 fans in attendance, including 14,000 black fans (who sat in segregated areas of the stadium).
Almost all other major league teams signed petitions that they would refuse to play if Robinson took the field. Not one team refused to play.
Robinson went 0-3 in his debut, he walked and scored a run in the Dodgers’ 5-3 win over the Boston Braves.