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This Day in Baseball: Color Television Meets the MLB

By Precious Sanders @pdsanders99

On August 11, 1951, WCBS-TV in New York City televised the first-ever color broadcast of a baseball game.  The Boston Braves defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers 8-1 in the first game of a doubleheader at Ebbets Field.  Red Barber and Connie Desmond of Brooklyn provided the play-by-play commentary.

This day in baseball: Color television meets the MLB

Newspaper headline following the game, although the story does not mention the color broadcast (Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers)


This day in baseball: Color television meets the MLB
This day in baseball: Color television meets the MLB
This day in baseball: Color television meets the MLB
This day in baseball: Color television meets the MLB

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