Classic Moments from
||April 9: Inaugural Day at the park
sees the Phillies beat the Dodgers 1-0.
||September 16: St. Louis first
baseman Jim Bottomley hits a grand slam home run, a two run home
run, a double and three singles and drives in a record 12 runs
as the Cards trounce the Dodgers 17-3.
||September 21: Dizzy and Paul Dean
of the Cardinals each throw a shutout in a double header versus
||June 15: The first night game at
the park sees Cincinnati's Johnny Vander Meer pitch his second
consecutive no-hitter beating the Dodgers 6-0.
||August 26: Baseball's first
televised game is broadcast on NBC with Red Barber at the mic.
The network airs Game 1 of a doubleheader versus the Reds.
Viewers as far as 50 miles away viewed and heard the ball game.
||April 15: Opening Day and Jackie
Robinson breaks the color barrier and trots out to first base
for the Dodgers.
||August 31: Brooklyn first baseman
Gil Hodges hits 4 home runs and a single, driving in 9 runs as
the Dodgers pound the Boston Braves 19-3.
||Duke Snider hits the last home run
ever hit at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.
||September 24: With the imminent
departure of the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles, Brooklyn plays
the final game at the fabled stadium. The crowd of only
6,702 witness the Dodgers beating the Pirates 2-0.