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Bum love! Three Dodger docs to screen at Historical Society

The Brooklyn Paper

They skipped town over 50 years ago, but the Brooklyn Dodgers live on — at least in a new film series.

Just in time for spring training, the Brooklyn Historical Society will be showcasing a trio of films on consecutive Sundays.

The first, on Feb. 20, is “The Brooklyn Dodgers: An American Treasure,” which tracks the team’s beginnings in the 1880s until their woebegone departure in 1957.

Next up is “The Jackie Robinson Story,” on Feb. 27, a feature about the Dodger great who smashed the color barrier in baseball — and, really, changed the world forever.

Rounding up the showcase will be “Dem Bums: The History of the Brooklyn Dodgers,” on Mar. 6, an in-depth look at the players who endeared themselves to an entire borough.

The film series complements the Brooklyn Heights institution’s current exhibit, “Home Base: Memories of the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field.”

Officials with the society said the team made an indelible imprint in the borough — making them worthy of exhibit.

“The Dodgers continue to have a resonance with Brooklynites and the spirit of the borough,” said Janice Monger, who’s involved with the series.

“Home Base: Memories of the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field” at the Brooklyn Historical Society [128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 222-4111]. Movie screenings are Sundays at 2 pm. Suggested donation is $3. For info, visit www.brooklynhistory.org.

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Old Brooklyn Fan from Greenpoint says:
I'm still a Dodger fan. Have been since 1947 and continued to root for them after they left Brooklyn. My real name is Joe Pierre. It has become easier with modern technology and I watch games on MLB.TV when they are not on regular TV.
I'm hoping the Mets will have the Dodgers play at Citi Field in their Brooklyn road uniforms one of these days.
Feb. 20, 2011, 10:46 pm

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