Major League Baseball

First Televised Baseball Game – Dale’s Daily Data
This is the day that baseball’s TV era began.  Up until then you could only listen on the radio or go to the game yourself.  But in 1939, the first baseball game to be televised was broadcast from Ebbets Field in Brooklyn – a game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers.  Red Barber did…
How Long Does A Major League Baseball Last? – Dale’s Daily Data
His name was Ray Chapman. He was a shortstop with the Cleveland Indians in 1920. He was one of the team’s major stars and their best infielder. But his name became a footnote in history when he became the first and only player in major league baseball to die after being hit by a baseball.
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