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1st baseball game broadcast in color TV...

Item # 570931

August 12, 1951

THE DETROIT NEWS, Michigan, August 12, 1951 

* Boston Braves vs. Brooklyn Dodgers 
* 1st color television coverage in MLB 

This 30+ page newspaper has one column headlines on page 3 of the sport's section (inside): "Dodger Lead Upped to 13" "Win One, Loss One, But Gain in Race" with box scores.

Though not mentioned in the reporting, WCBS-TV televises the first baseball game broadcast in color, a Braves' 8-1 victory over the hometown Dodgers in the first game of a twin bill at Ebbetts Field. Brooklyn announcers Red Barber and Connie Desmond provide the play-by-play commentary.

Other news of the day throughout. Rag edition in nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century