Henry Chadwick and Charles Ebbets: Brooklyn cemetery is the baseball greats’ resting place.

Brooklyn Was the Final Stop for Two Baseball Pioneers

Brooklyn Was the Final Stop for Two Baseball Pioneers

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Dec. 5 2014 12:54 PM

Hang Up Extra: Brooklyn’s Baseball Graves

Slate’s sports podcast pays a visit to the final resting places of Henry Chadwick and Charles Ebbets.

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Charles Ebbets circa 1915.

Photo by Bain News Service/Wikimedia Commons

Listen to this Hang Up Extra recorded in New York during Slate’s National Gabfest Tour.

Mike Pesca drives Josh Levin to Brooklyn’s 176-year-old Green-Wood Cemetery.* On a tour led by the cemetery’s historian, they visit the graves of two great baseball pioneers. This extra was recorded on the 2014 National Gabfest Tour made possible by Acura.

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*Correction, Dec. 17, 2014: Due to an editing error, this post originally misstated the age of Green-Wood Cemetery. It is 176 years old, not 175.

Josh Levin is Slate’s editorial director.

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.