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

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

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.

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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Date:
April 11, 2015
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Venue

Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11232

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