SEVENTY-TWO YEARS AGO ON THIS DAY IN 1939

EBBETS FIELD TV

Radio announcer Red Barber called the first televised major league baseball
game which was broadcast on experimental station W2XBS, later WNBC-TV,
from Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York. The Brooklyn Dodgers and the
Cincinnati Reds played a doubleheader. The Reds won the first 5-2, and
the Dodgers took the second, 6-1.

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Red Barber 

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Red Barber (center right) interviewing Leo Durocher after the game

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