|Ferdinand A. Abell|
Ferdinand "Gus" Abell
|Occupation||Founder of the team that became the Brooklyn Dodgers|
Ferdinand A. "Gus" Abell (died 1928) was one of the original founders of the team that became the Brooklyn Dodgers. A Rhode Island casino owner, he put up most of the money to form the team in 1883 and also was the leading financing behind the building of Washington Park, the home of the ballclub.