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Brooklyn Dodgers Win in Casey Stengel’s Managerial Debut at Ebbets Field

The Brooklyn Dodgers hosted the Boston Braves in the 1934 season opener. Casey Stengel tabbed Van Lingle Mungo as his pitcher.

Mungo was a 23-year-old right-hander who had been Brooklyn's top winner the year before, winning 16 games with a 2.72 ERA.

Braves' manager Bill McKechnie was starting Fred Frankhouse, who had also been a 16-game winner in 1933.

Fireworks Before and During the Game

Before a crowd of about 28,000 fans, Stengel's Dodgers beat Boston, 8-7. There were fireworks before and during the game.

A fan in a field box behind first base set off a string of firecrackers just as the players and the band lined up to march to the flagpole for the playing of the national anthem.

The fireworks were followed b...

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