Brooklyn Dodgers: Ghosts of Flatbush was a 2007 documentary produced by HBO sports that chronicled the last ten years of the Brooklyn Dodgers tenure in the borough of churches. The documentary begins with Jackie Robinson's history making debut with the big club on opening day 1947 and ends with the team's sudden departure after the 1957 campaign.
The documentary focuses on the events that took place in between, including the Dodger's inability to get by the New York Yankees in the World Series, how they finally triumphed in 1955, and the factors that ultimately led to the teams departure for the west coast. Former players, front office personnel and Brooklyn residents (including Larry King and Louis Gossett Jr.) provide commentary on the times and what it was like to be alive in the borough during New York's "Golden Age" of baseball. The film was dedicated to former Dodgers pitcher Clem Labine, who died shortly after production of the film was completed.
List of individuals who appeared during the documentary:
Former Dodgers: Carl Erskine, Duke Snider, Johnny Podres, Clem Labine, Ralph Branca, Buzzie Bavasi (General Manager), Peter O'Malley (former president and son of Walter O'Malley), Joan Hodges (widow of Gil Hodges), Rachel Robinson (widow of Jackie Robinson).