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VISIT THE 19TH-CENTURY BASEBALL GREATS OF GREEN-WOOD ON A SPECIAL TROLLEY TOUR

Apr 11, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

| $20

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SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

VISIT THE 19TH-CENTURY BASEBALL GREATS OF GREEN-WOOD ON A SPECIAL TROLLEY TOUR

 

Baseball Pioneers Interred at Green-Wood are ‘On Deck’

on Trolley Tour as the 2015 MLB Season gets Underway

 

 

WHAT:                Batter up! To welcome in the 2015 Major League Baseball season, the Green-Wood Historic Fund will host a trolley tour featuring the many fascinating ball-playing pioneers who are buried at Green-Wood.

 

Special guest Tom Gilbert, author of an upcoming book on baseball’s earliest days in America and a member of the Society for Baseball Research (SABR – the folks who brought you “Moneyball”) joins Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman to lead this tour. Together they will show visitors the monuments and markers of Henry Chadwick, the Father of Baseball, who invented the game’s scoring system; James Creighton, baseball’s first national star; Charles Ebbets, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers; the great hitter Charlie Smith; and many others who played a role in making baseball America’s National Pastime.

 

WHEN:          Saturday, April 11, 2015; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:       Green-Wood – Meet inside the main gate (25th Street at 5th Avenue,

Brooklyn) Take the “R” train to 25th Street in Brooklyn and walk up the hill

one block and into the Cemetery. Free parking is available.

 

COST:             The cost for the trolley tour is $20; $15 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and the Brooklyn Historical Society.  Reservations are recommended.  To make an online reservation or to find out more information, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.

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MEDIA CONTACT ONLY:  Kim Esp/ Blaine Bilal; 212-575-4545

                                  kesp@lakpr.com or bbilal@lakpr.com

LAK Public Relations, Inc.

Details

Date:
Apr 11, 2015
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$20
Website:
http://www.green-wood.com/calendar/list/

Venue

Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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Phone:
718-210-3080