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Bum love! Three Dodger docs to screen at Historical Society

Boys of Summer: (Left to right) Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese and Roy Campanella are among the baseball greats remembered in "Dem Bums: The Brooklyn Dodgers" premiering on Tuesday on Channel 13.
Courtesy Salonga Archives

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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