Ebbets Field author BOB MCGEE, a former Heights resident, will be signing his 2005 Dave Moore Award winner, The Greatest Ballpark Ever: Ebbets Field and the Story of the Brooklyn Dodgers, at Waldenbooks in Kings Plaza Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.
McGee was born in Bay Ridge. When asked what drew him to write about Ebbets Field and the Dodgers, he responded that it was a subject that “found” him as he was growing up. “My Dad was a firefighter at the old Engine Co. 244 in Coney Island, which was down the block from Garguilo’s Restaurant. His father was a deputy commissioner of a city agency under LaGuardia, and my dad’s two grandfathers were both Civil War volunteers from Brooklyn, one of them a fireman, the other a stonecutter, who worked on a lot of the statuary in Green-Wood Cemetery,” he wrote. “There’s an awful lot of pride in place among Brooklynites and people who trace their roots to this place anyway. You could say Brooklyn’s a part of my DNA.”