Vintage 1950s Brooklyn Dodgers Original Framed Pennant
Ebbetts Field - Brooklyn Bums
The completely original pennant hails from the early-mid 1950s, as the Dodgers left Brooklyn for Los Angeles after the 1957 season. Featured in great detail is the iconic Ebbets Field, as well as the Brooklyn Bum clown - common moniker for the ball club thanks to famed cartoonist Willard Mullin. After hearing his cab driver ask, "So how did those bums do today?", Mullin decided to sketch an exaggerated version a circus clown to represent the Dodgers in his much-praised cartoons. Both the image and nickname caught on, so much so that many a Dodger yearbook cover, from 1951 through 1957, featured a Willard Mullin illustration of the Brooklyn Bum.
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