When Baseball First Came on TV – Playmakerjournal


When Baseball First Came on TV

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In the 1950s, the print media found themselves vying for the public's attention with a rapidly spreading form of visual communication--television. Popular announcers such as Red Barber, Mel Allen and Vin Scully brought the game into one's own living room, a boon to fans who could not otherwise see a Major League game. And as John Falter's photomechanical print demonstrated, beer and hot dogs belonged on the menu whether watching a game on TV or at the stadium.