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    1914 Ebbets Field Opening Game Used Baseball. The first year anniversary of the fabled Brooklyn ballpark was still a couple weeks away when Robins third baseman Red Smith fouled this ONL (Tener) ball into the stands during an April 2, 1914 preseason exhibition meeting with the New York Yankees. The ball is extensively notated in the hand of the young Brooklynite who retrieved the ancient orb:

    "Souvenir of First Game of Season at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, April 2nd 1914, Score Brooklyn 4, N.Y. Americans 3, 10 innings. This ball knocked in the stands by Red Smith. Wheat Hits a Home Run Over the Wall. This Ball Picked Up by John F. Kemp, Brooklyn N.Y."

    An intriguing relic of a rivalry which wouldn't start to heat up for another twenty-seven years with the clubs' meeting in the 1941 World Series.


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