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Steve McKeever

Steve McKeever (Baseball. Born, Brooklyn, NY, Oct. 31, 1854; died, Brooklyn, NY, Mar. 7, 1938.) A partner with his brother Edward in a prosperous construction business, Stephen W. McKeever became a part-owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers. McKeever was the club’s president from 1933 until his death. He and his brother were approached in 1911 by […]

Charlie Ebbets

Charlie Ebbets (Baseball.  Born, New York, NY, Oct. 29, 1858; died, New York, NY, Apr. 18, 1925.)  One of the most colorful characters in the baseball history of the 20th century, Charles Hercules Ebbets inadvertantly sowed the seeds of the Dodgers’ move from Brooklyn by building his dream ballpark.  Born at Clark and Spring Streets […]

Jake Daubert

Jake Daubert (Baseball.  Born, Llewellyn, PA, Apr. 7, 1884; died, Cincinnati, OH, Oct. 9, 1924.)  Twice N.L. batting champion for Brooklyn, Jacob Ellsworth Daubert was also the best first baseman in his league during most of his career.  Daubert hit .314 in 81 games at Memphis in 1909 and Brooklyn acquired him from the Cleveland […]

Charlie Byrne

Charlie Byrne (Baseball.  Born, New York, NY, Sept. 10, 1843; died, New York, NY, Jan. 4, 1898.)  Lost in the glare of his more famous successors, Charles H. Byrne is the man who brought big league baseball to Brooklyn.  It was Byrne who started a pro club in 1883, moved it into three leagues in eight […]

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