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.
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A Saturday afternoon doubleheader at Ebbets Field. Doesn’t that have a nice ring?
Oh, to go back in time and make the experience happen! Sometimes I wish I had a time machine.