Ebbets Field Flagpole Final Piece at Barclays Center

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You can call it the final piece of the Barclays Center, the dedication (or more like the re-dedication) of the flag pole at the far end of the Daily News plaza in front of the arena. At 4 p.m. an eclectic group will gather to honor the Brookyn Dodgers connection to the Brooklyn Nets by unveiling a plaque at the base of the flag pole, which once stood atop Ebbets Field, the Dodgers stadium.

Among those at the dedication will be Sharon Robinson, the daughter of Jackie Robinson; Jerry Stackhouse who wears No. 42 to honor Robinson; Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn's borough president who remembers the Dodgers leaving in 1957; Bruce Ratner and Brett Yormark, and Irina Pavlova, Mikhail Prokhorov's representative as president of ONEXIM Sports and Entertainment Holdings ... and a citizen of a country that was locked in a cold war with the US back then.

As Rich Calder of the Post wrote in September, finding the pole was not so easy.

Following the demolition of Ebbets Field in 1960, its center-field flagpole was installed and stood for decades in front of Canarsie Casket Company on Utica Avenue in East Flatbush, but the flagpole was removed after that building was torn down in 2007 to pave way for a church.

  • Ebbets Field flagpole headed for Barclays - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
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