BROOKLYN TIGERS

  • Before changing its name to the Brooklyn Tigers in 1944, the franchise shared the same name as the local baseball club – the Brooklyn Dodgers – from 1930 to 1943.
  • The franchise was not related to the American Football League franchise that played as the Brooklyn Tigers for the first half of the 1936 season before moving to Rochester and playing as the Rochester Tigers.
  • The team originally began play in 1930 after two Brooklyn businessmen bought the Dayton Triangles for $2,500 and moved the team into Ebbets Field.
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