Tuesday, March 12, 2013


                                                        BATTER UP!
                           Green-wood Celebrates Opening Day with the
                           "Baseball Greats of Green-Wood" Trolley Tour

                            Saturday, March 30th, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHAT: Celebrate opening day of the 2013 baseball season with Green-

Wood and Tom Gilbert, baseball expert and member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)--the statisticians who brought you Moneyball.

Gilbert and Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman will lead a tour of the fascinating baseball pioneers interred at Green-Wood, like

  • Father of Baseball Henry Chadwick, who invented the game’s scoring system;
  • James Creighton, baseball’s first national star and “martyr;”
  • Charles Ebbets, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers;
  • the great hitter Charlie Smith; and
  • many others who played a role in making baseball America’s national pastime.

WHERE: Historic Green-Wood Cemetery. Meet at the main entrance at 25th Street and 5th Avenue, Brooklyn.

Take the "R" train to 25th Street in Brooklyn, and walk up the hill one block and into the Cemetery. Free parking is available.

ADMISSION: The trolley tour costs $15 for members of The Green-Wood Historic Fund and $20 for non-members.

RESERVATIONS: Reservations are recommended. To make an online reservation or to find out more information, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call (718) 210-3080.