This Day in History:, First Televised
Major League Baseball Game.
August 26, 1939.
Broadcast on station W2XBS,
the first televised baseball game was
played between the Brooklyn Dodgers
and the Cincinnati Reds.
The double-header broadcast was announced
by Red Barber. The teams split the wins,
with the Reds winning 5-2 for the first and
the Dodgers winning 6-1 second.
The broadcast was connected
to the 1939 World's Fair,
being held in New York. .
At this time,
TV was so new there were only about
400 television sets in the area.
No regular programming existed yet.
Compared to MLB coverage today,
the broadcast had only two cameras
covering the field. Regardless,
the televised game was a success.
By 1946, television began to have regular programming. In the 1950s, television became ubiquitous in America
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