While repeated defeats at the hands of the Yanks, the “Shot Heard ‘round the World” and the move to Los Angeles will always be devastating topics for remaining Brooklyn fans, here’s a piece that is certain to conjure memories of all that was right in Flatbush: the original glass negative from a photo of the Ebbets Field scoreboard following the 19-1 victory over Cincinnati on May 21, 1952. The alarming feature is the “15” posted for the Dodgers’ first-inning output! Framed to 17-1/2 x 16”, the piece is accented by an actual published clip. More on our website.
Still feeling the sting of Bobby Thomson’s blast less than eight months earlier, the Dodgers could take solace on this day. As they took over first place from the Giants (who were felled, 3-0, by St. Louis that day), the hosts scored early and often: as in 15 times in the bottom of the first inning! Reds starter Ewell Blackwell lasted just one-third of an inning, yielding three hits, two walks and four runs. Reliever Bud Byerly was no relief at all, going a third of an inning, as well, allowing four hits, one walk and five runs. Herm Wehmeier was equally ineffective, surrendering a hit, walk and hit batsman before giving way to Frank Smith, who allowed three more runs. And had Andy Pafko not been caught stealing, the inning might still be going on!
The glass negative’s visible image area measures 4-1/2 x 3-1/2”. Accompanying is the original newsroom sleeve in which the negative was stored and labeled.
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