Danny McDevitt didn’t recognize the magnitude of the day in 1957 when he pitched a shutout to win the Brooklyn Dodgers’ last game at Ebbets Field, but he now keeps memorabilia at his home in Georgia.
He didn’t even realize he was pitching the final game in Brooklyn Dodgers history that day in 1957, but Danny McDevitt later came to realize his place in baseball history.
It’s helped him rake in a few dollars too. After all, he’s the only one who can write "last Brooklyn Dodger winning pitcher" next to his name.
The Dodgers were off to the west coast, and the LA Times took a look back at that sad day 50 years ago–3000 miles away.