Where the Dodgers Made Baseball History and Jackie Robinson Changed America

Where the Dodgers Made Baseball History and Jackie Robinson Changed America (HMMJ3)

Location: Poolesville, NY 11201 Kings County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 41.638', W 73° 59.45'

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Once upon a time (1890-1957), there was a major league baseball team in Brooklyn—the Dodgers. They played their games at Ebbets Field (1913-1957) in Flatbush, where the fans and players dodged the trolley cars to get to the ballpark. But it was here, on this site, that the team was headquartered from 1938-1957.

During these "golden years" in the team's history, the business officers of the Brooklyn Dodgers Baseball Club were here, at 215 Montague Street. And in these offices, on August 28, 1945, Jackie Robinson, a rising star of the Negro Leagues, met with Branch Rickey, Dodger President and General Manager, and signed an agreement to play for the Dodger organization, thus initiating the process of becoming the first African-American player on a major league baseball team—integrating the major league and making baseball truly the pastime of all the nation.
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HM NumberHMMJ3
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Year Placed1998
Placed ByEAB and the Brooklyn Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 1:21pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 585264 N 4505274
Decimal Degrees40.69396667, -73.99083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 41.638', W 73° 59.45'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 41' 38.28" N, 73° 59' 27.00" W
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Area Code(s)718, 917, 347, 212
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 211 Montague St, Poolesville NY 11201, US
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