9780786499731-0786499737-Charles Ebbets: The Man Behind the Dodgers and Brooklyn's Beloved Ballpark

Charles Ebbets: The Man Behind the Dodgers and Brooklyn's Beloved Ballpark

ISBN-13: 9780786499731
ISBN-10: 0786499737
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Zinn, John G.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Format: Paperback 252 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780786499731
ISBN-10: 0786499737
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Zinn, John G.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Format: Paperback 252 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Zinn, John G. wrote Charles Ebbets: The Man Behind the Dodgers and Brooklyn's Beloved Ballpark comprising 252 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0786499737 and 9780786499731. Since then Charles Ebbets: The Man Behind the Dodgers and Brooklyn's Beloved Ballpark textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Winner, Ron Gabriel Award--Society for American Baseball Research. Finalist, Larry Ritter Book Award--SABR

Much has been written about the legendary players and managers of baseball's Deadball Era (1901-1919). Far less attention has been given to the club owners, like Charles Ebbets. In 1898, after a 15 year apprenticeship, he became president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, taking over a chronic second division team in poor financial condition. Over the next 25 years, he organized four pennant-winning clubs and developed one of the most profitable franchises in the game--while building two state-of-the-art ballparks in Brooklyn.

Ebbets was also an effective steward of the national pastime, working tirelessly on innovations that would help all teams, not just his own. Despite his success, his personal weaknesses ultimately undermined much of what he had so painstakingly built.

This first full length biography provides an in-depth view of his life and career, filling a critical gap in the history of the Deadball Era and the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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