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‘Baseball Fantography’ hits It out of the park


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community/article/baseball_fantography_hits_it_out_of_the_park_20120404

The snapshot of famed circus clown Emmett Kelly offers a window into the Dodgers’ more colorful past. The picture of the former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey icon was taken at Ebbets Field during his brief, and largely forgotten, stint as the team’s mascot in Brooklyn. Kelly — clad in a tattered suit, wearing a hat that had seen better days and holding a head of lettuce that would serve as lunch — looks longingly into a camera near the third-base dugout. In the background are the mostly filled, first-base seats stacked above each other in a decrepit but beloved ballpark that would be torn down just a few years later.

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