This day in baseball: Color television meets the MLB

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.

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


2 Comments on “This day in baseball: Color television meets the MLB”

  1. A Saturday afternoon doubleheader at Ebbets Field. Doesn’t that have a nice ring?


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