Football Games at Eastern Park, Brooklyn

(Van Sinderen and Pitken Avenues, East New York)

Baseball park of the Brooklyn Wonders (P.L.) 1890. (Brotherhood Park)

Baseball park of the Brooklyn Bridegrooms (Dodgers) (N.L.) 1891-1897.

Diagram of Eastern Park (Brooklyn) for football, from New York Herald, November 27, 1890
New York Herald, November 27, 1890

Football Games Played at Eastern Park, East New York, Brooklyn, New York 1890 to 1897
A.K.A. Brotherhood Ball Park, 1890

Article from Brooklyn Daily Eagle, November 29, 1890 titled “BIG L TOAD TRAFFIC” “The Kings county elevated road did the biggest day's work in its history Thursday anont the great foot ball game at Eastern park. Manager Goundie said yesterday 81,000 passengers were carried, 22,000 of whom were loaded from the Eastern Park station and the temporary station put up for the day just beyond it. The road, Mr. Goundie says, had thirty trains in service, everything that was available. Fifteen of these, made up of five cars each, were express trains and they left the bridge station to go uptown every five minutes during the early part of the afternoon. The other fifteen minutes during the early part of the afternoon. The other fifteen trains were of four cars each.
11/5/1890 Princeton 46 - Wesleyan 4
11/27/1890 Yale 32 - Princeton 0 20,000/30,000
Illustration from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, December 13, 1890 of the 11/27 Yale-Princeton football game at Eastern Park (BRotherhood Park), Brooklyn, showing field goal with grandstands  beyond, a flag on the pole atop the withes-cap tower at the end of the grandstand.
The kick is good! Thanksgivings Day 1890, at Eastern Park     Leslie's Illustrated, Dec. 13, 1890
10/3/1891 Yale 26 - Crescent Athletic Club of Bay Ridge 0 att: 2,500
10/7/1891 Volunteers of Harlem 26 - Brooklyn Poly 0
10/9/1891 Brooklyn Poly 23 - Long Island College Hospital 0
10/10/1891 Princeton 28 - Crescent AC 0 att: 3,000
10/17/1891 Crescent AC 42 - Columbia 0 1,200-2,000
10/21/1891 Manhattan AC v Fordham Postponed
10/21/1891 Brooklyn Poly 12 - Rutgers Reserves 10
10/24/1891 Crescent AC 36 - Wesleyan 6 att: 1,500
10/28/1891 Brooklyn Poly v Princeton freshmen Cancelled
10/28/1891 Princeton Prep 18 - Brooklyn Poly 17 att: 500
10/31/1891 Crescent AC 10 - Manhattan AC 0 att: 3,000 [10/30?]
11/3/1891 Yale 70 - Crescent AC 0 5,600-6,000
11/7/1891 Crescent AC 28 - Orange AC 0 att: 3,000
10/8/1892 Yale 28 - Crescent AC 0 att: 3,000
10/15/1892 Penn 23 - Crescent AC 0att: 1,200
10/22/1892 Princeton 42 - Crescent AC 0att: 3,000
11/1/1892 Columbia College Unions 10 - Brooklyn Poly 0 att:~220-500
11/5/1892 Crescent AC 4 - Chicago AA 4 att: 2,000
11/8/1892 Bedford AC 6 - Prospect FC 4 att: 1,000
11/8/1892 Crescent AC 10 - Wesleyan 4 2,042/3,000-4,000
11/12/1892 Brooklyn Poly 1 - Stevens HS 0 Forfeit
11/12/1892 Crescents 20 - NYAC 0att: 500 0-20??
11/16/1892 Brooklyn Poly 30 - Brooklyn HS 0
11/23/1892 Brooklyn Poly 28 - Adelphi Academy 0
11/26/1892 Adelphi Academy v Brooklyn HS No gameAdelphi no show
12/2/1892 Brooklyn Poly 16 - "Press" team 0
Press: Team of newspaper reporters who covered Poly's football games.
10/7/1893 Yale 16 - Crescent AC 0
10/10/1893 Crescent AC 16 - Stevens Institute of Technology 0
10/14/1893 Princeton 26 - Crescent AC 0
10/21/1893 Penn 40 - Crescent Athletic Club 0
10/28/1893 Union College (NY) 20 - Crescent AC 8
11/2/1893 Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute 16 - CCNY 14
11/4/1893 Boston AA 12 - Crescent AC 8
11/11/1893 Crescent AC 36 - New York Athletic Club 0
11/13/1893 Brooklyn High School 24 - Adelphi Academy 0
11/15/1893 Yale Freshmen 20 - Brooklyn Poly 4
11/18/1893 Orange AC 20 - Crescent AC 4
11/22/1893 Brooklyn Poly 22 - Adelphi Academy 0
11/29/1893 Brooklyn High 12 - Brooklyn Poly 6 att: 5,000
??/?/1893 Brooklyn High 4 - Irving Club 0
10/6/1894 Yale 10 - Crescent AC 0
10/10/1894 Brooklyn Poly 4 - Manhattan College 0 Forfeit
10/13/1894 Crescent AC 34 - Stevens 0
10/17/1894 Brooklyn Poly 18 - CCNY 0
10/20/1894 Crescent AC 18 - Penn 0
10/24/1894 Yale Freshmen 20 - Brooklyn Poly 0
10/27/1894 Crescent AC 20 - Rutgers 4
10/29/1894 Brooklyn High v Poly Prep
10/31/1894 Brooklyn Poly v Lehigh Cancelled
10/31/1894 Brooklyn Poly 30 - Brooklyn Latin School 0
11/3/1894 Amherst 6 - Crescent AC 0att: 1,200
11/6/1894 Cornell 22 - Crescent AC 0att: 4,000
11/10/1894 Boston AA 22 - Crescent AC 0 att: 1,000
11/14/1894 Princeton Frosh 18 - Brooklyn Poly 6 11/13?
11/17/1894 Brooklyn Poly 4 - Irving Club of Brooklyn 0 Forfeit?
11/29/1894 Brooklyn Poly 16 - Brooklyn High 4
9/28/1895 Crescent AC 14 - Elizabeth AC 0
10/5/1895 Crescent AC 28 - NYAC 4
10/9/1895 Penn 32 - Crescent AC 0
10/12/1895 Yale 8 - Crescent AC 2
10/19/1895 Crescent AC 20 - Amherst 0
10/26/1895 Crescent AC 43 - Williams 0
11/2/1895 Crescent AC 40 - NJAC 0
11/5/1895 Irving Club 16 - NJAC 0
11/5/1895 Crescent AC 16 - Brown 0
11/9/1895 Crescent AC 0 - Boston AA 0att: 2,000
11/16/1895 Crescent AC Win v Orange AC Forfeit
11/16/1895 Crescent AC 14 - Elizabeth AC 0
10/3/1896 Irving Club 0 - Staten Island Cricket Club 0 att: 200
10/9/1896 Poly Prep 2 - Stevens Prep 0
10/10/1896 Irving Club 12 - Yale Consolidated (scrubs) 0 200-500
10/17/1896 Irving Club 8 - Stevens Institute 6
10/24/1896 Brooklyn HS 30 - Pratt Institute 6
10/24/1896 Irving Club 24 - Hacketstown Institute 0
10/30/1896 St.Paul's 18 - Poly Prep
10/31/1896 Irving Club 10 - Yale Freshmen 10
11/3/1896 Brooklyn HS v Pacific AC Played?
11/3/1896 Irving Club 26 - Rutgers 0 att: 1,000 28-0?
11/5/1896 Poly Prep v Brooklyn LatinPostponed
11/7/1896 Irving Club v Stevens Institute Canceled
11/7/1896 Irving Club 10 - NJAC 6Protested NJAC claim 6-6
11/10/1896 Poly Prep 24 - Brooklyn Latin 10
11/11/1896 St. Paul's Cathedral Sch. 8 - Brooklyn HS 0 att: 1,000
11/14/1896 Irving Club 26 - Pennington Seminary 0
11/26/1896 Brooklyn HS 6 - Poly Prep 0 att: 4,000
12/5/1896 Almeida AC 20 - Delta AC 0
10/16/1897 Irving Club 22 - Stevens Institute 0
10/23/1897 Irving Club 18 - Newark Fc 6
10/30/1897 Irving Club 6 - Yale Freshmen 0
11/2/1897 Boys High v Pacific AC???
11/2/1897 Irving Club v Riverside AC Not playedRiverside no show
11/6/1897 St.Paul's School 18 - Poly Prep 0
11/6/1897 Pratt v Brooklyn HS???
11/6/1897 Irving Club 6 - Yale Consolidated 0
11/13/1897 Irving Club v Montclair AC???
11/17/1897 Pratt 12 - St.Paul's School 6
11/25/1897 St.John's College 6 - Erasmus Hall HS 6
Portion from 1898 city survey map, showing Eastern Park in East New York, Brooklyn.
1898 city survey (portion)
Notes:
•Eastern Park, Van Sinderen & Pitkin Avenues, East New York, City of Brooklyn.
•1890-Home of the major league baseball Players League Brooklyn Wonders.
•1891-1897-Home of the (baseball) National League Brooklyn team.
•This team was known as the “Bridegrooms” and the “Superbas” at this time.
•The Coney Island & Brooklyn Railway, the first electric streetcar route (converted from horse cars 1890) passed near Eastern Park; Other electrified lines ran on nearby Liberty Ave., Fulton Ave., Jamaica Ave and Rockaway Parkway. The Jamaica & Brooklyn Road Company, a heavy suburban traction line began 1889. Its terminal was on Jamaica Plank Road (Avenue), just north of the ballpark. The Els all converged at a junction there, the LOng Island Railroad Manhattan Beach division brought special trains to the ballpark. Within years, East New York became a transit hub.
  Fans to games at Eastern Park had to dodge many a trolley, giving the baseball team its last and most lasting name of “Dodgers”!!
•The site has been occupied since 1910 by a massive and now long closed (1964) LIRR power plant on the Bay Ridge Division/New York Connecting Railroad.
From Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, December 13, 1890 of a touchdown by Yale versus Princeton 11/27 at Eastern (Brotherhood) Park.
Yale scores a touchdown against Princeton at Eastern Park, November 27, 1890     Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Dec. 13, 1890

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