All this for the Dodgers!


black and white photograph of a crowd of boys looking through a metal fence, one boy gestures towards the camera asking to come in
Take me in to the ball game, 1952, Gelatin silver print, DODG_0184; Brooklyn Daily Eagle photographs, Brooklyn Public Library, Center for Brooklyn History.

Anyone else missing baseball season? This week's Photo of the Week takes us to Ebbets Field where we see a crowd of fans who were unable to get into the final game of the Yankees-Dodgers 1952 World Series. Over 33,000 people attended the game, so many people were turned away at the gates. The boy in the middle appears to be pleading with the photographer to let him in, others look like they would squeeze themselves through the gaps in the fencing if they could. "...All this for the Dodgers!" as the accompanying Brooklyn Daily Eagle caption noted. 

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