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1st ever televised baseball game...



Item # 567392

May 18, 1939

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, May 18, 1939

* Very 1st sport's event on television
* Princeton vs. Columbia baseball game
* Historic broadcasting first


This 52 page newspaper has a three column headline on page 33: "Columbia Loses Twice" with subheads that include: "PRINCETON ANNEXES LEAGUE TWIN  BILL" and more with box scores and related photo. (see)

This is a very historic issue in the field of broadcasting as this was the very 1st sporting event ever to be televised with text that includes:

"...was televised by the National Broadcasting Company, the first regularly scheduled sporting event to be pictured over the air waves"

Nice to have in this famous NYC title. Other news of the day throughout.

Light browning with minor spine wear, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: The first-ever televised sporting event was a college baseball game played on May 17, 1939, between Princeton and Columbia; Princeton beat Columbia 2–1 at Columbia's Baker Field. The contest was aired on W2XBS, an experimental station in New York City which would ultimately become WNBC-TV. The game was announced by Bill Stern

Category: The 20th Century

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