“On this day in 1939, the first televised Major League baseball game is broadcast on station W2XBS, the station that was to become WNBC-TV. Announcer Red Barber called the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.”
It seemed most fitting that Barber’s protégé, Vin Scully, chose today for a very important announcement. The 84-year-old, considered the best in the business, announced Sunday that he will be returning to the Dodgers booth for his 64th year next season.
Thanks to men like Barber and Scully, both Hall of Famers, many have become bigger and better baseball fans as a result.