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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 […]

Walter O’Malley

Walter O’Malley (Baseball.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Oct. 9, 1903; died, Rochester, MN, Aug. 9, 1979.)  While reviled by fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers everywhere, Walter Francis O’Malley actually made a serious effort to keep the team in the borough of its birth.  O’Malley became president of the Dodgers in 1950 and shortly began to […]

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 […]

Ralph Branca

Ralph Branca (Baseball.  Born, Mount Vernon, NY, Jan. 6, 1926.)  Another N.Y.U. star who graduated to the major leagues, Ralph Theodore Joseph Branca had a lengthy career (1944-53, 1956) with the Brooklyn Dodgers.  Branca’s finest season was 1947, when he was 21-12, helping pitch Brooklyn to the N.L. pennant.  That year, he won the sixth game […]

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