Charlie Ebbets

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Charles Hercules Ebbets Sr.

BR Manager page

Biographical Information[edit]

Charlie's youngest daughter Genevieve throws out a first pitch at Ebbets field

Charles Ebbets worked for the Brooklyn franchise when he was young, selling scorecards, taking tickets, etc.

Ebbets bought a small amount of stock in the club in 1890 and became its secretary in 1896 and president in 1898, although he was still a minority stockholder. During the 1898 season, Ebbets decided to manage the club himself, without any notable success.

Ebbets borrowed enough money in the early 1900s to buy the rest of the stock in the club. In August of 1912, Ebbets sold half of the club to the McKeever brothers for $100,000. He was the president of the ballclub, while Edward McKeever headed the company which owned the land and the ballpark.

Ebbets Field, the team's long-time ballpark in Brooklyn, NY, was named after him.

Preceded by
Billy Barnie
Brooklyn Bridegrooms Manager
Succeeded by
Ned Hanlon

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1898 Brooklyn Bridegrooms National League 38-68 10th Brooklyn Bridegrooms Replaced Billy Barnie (15-20) and
Mike Griffin (1-3) on June 10

Further Reading[edit]

  • Chris Bumbaca: "Remembering when Charles Ebbets, Dodgers' manager were arrested for Sunday baseball game", USA Today, July 1, 2020. [1]
  • John G. Zinn: Charles Ebbets: The Man Behind the Dodgers and Brooklyn’s Beloved Ballpark, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2019. ISBN 978-0-7864-9973-1

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