On May 17, 1939 — The first baseball game ever televised – Princeton against Columbia at the Baker Bowl – is watched by a handful of viewers via W2XBS in New York City. Bill Sternannounces the ten-inning victory of visiting Princeton, 2 – 1. Reviewing the game the next day, the New York Times reports: “it is difficult to see how this sort of thing can catch the public fancy.”


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