500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Contact: Harry Weil
Baseball Greats of New York’s Past
To kick off the 2020 season, Green-Wood will welcome baseball historian Tom Gilbert, along with the Cemetery’s historian Jeff Richman, for a tour of Green-Wood’s baseball pioneers. On this trolley tour you’ll visit the monuments and gravesites of Henry Chadwick, the “Father of Baseball,” who invented the game’s scoring system; James Creighton, baseball’s first national star; Charles Ebbets, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers; and many others who played critical roles in making baseball America’s national pastime.
Reservations are recommended. If the trolley tour is not sold out, walk-ups will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.