First Televised Baseball Game: Princeton 2, Columbia 1

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Date Wednesday, May 17, 1939
Location New York, NY, United States

"The first baseball game ever telecast was a college, rather than a professional game. On May 17, 1939, NBC telecast a game between Princeton and Columbia to the few sets in operation in the New York City area."

Bill Stern announced the game for radio channel W2XBS, which would become WABC-TV.


T. Brooks and E. March, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (Randon House, Date?) page 89. Accessed in snippet view via Google Books search, 3/8/2010.

See also the Wikipedia entry "Baseball Broadcasting Firsts,"[accessed 5/8/2012].


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