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Roosevelt Stadium (14594)

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ROOSEVELT STADIUM

14594

Jersey City Giants (IL) (1937-1950) Jersey City Jerseys (IL) (1960-1961) Jersey City Indians (EL) (1977) Jersey City A's (EL) (1978)

Roosevelt Stadium is the name of a former baseball park at Droyer's Point in Jersey City, New Jersey. (It is not to be confused with the football stadium of the same name in neighboring Union City, New Jersey.) It opened in April 1937 and was demolished in 1985.

It was used for some "home" games by the Brooklyn Dodgers during their last couple of seasons in Brooklyn, 1956 and 1957, in part as a negotiating tactic with the Borough of Brooklyn, in pursuit of a new stadium to replace Ebbets Field. While it had just 24,000 seats as opposed to Ebbets Field's 31,497, Roosevelt Stadium had 10,000 parking spaces compared to Ebbets Field's 700. The Dodgers' negotiation came to naught, and the team moved to Los Angeles, California in 1958.

It was also the home field of the Jersey City Giants, a farm team of the New York Giants in the Triple-A International League from 1937 to 1950, the Jersey City Jerseys of the IL in 1960 and 1961, the Jersey City Indians of the Double-A Eastern League in 1977 and, following a change in minor-league affiliation, the Jersey City A's of the EL in 1978.

On April 18, 1946, Roosevelt Stadium hosted the Jersey City Giants' season opener against the Montreal Royals, marking the professional debut of the Royals' Jackie Robinson. In his five trips to the plate, Robinson made four hits, including a three-run homer, scored four runs and drove in three; he also stole two bases in the Royals 14-1 victory.

Unused 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" standard size chrome

Dist. by Deluxe Greeting Card Co.

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