The MLB has a program that focuses on bringing baseball to America's inner-cities and Buffalo's own Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Program announced that it has been chosen as an affiliate to aid the program's mission in Buffalo.
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 the play by play, but very few people were able to see the game because not very many people owned
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.
It happened at the Polo Grounds in New York City in a game against the Yankees. Chapman had a reputation f