Thursday, April 17, 2014

This Day in Browns history, this day in *St. Louis* History

April 17, 1948: The first televised baseball game in St. Louis

KSD-TV (the longtime NBC affiliate in St. Louis)  broadcast the very first televised baseball game in St. Louis. Labeled “The City Series,” it saw the St. Louis Cardinals take on the St. Louis Browns at Sportsman’s Park. KSD purchased complete broadcasting rights for the price of four seats at the game because that was the amount of space needed to set up their cameras.

KSD-TV (now KSDK-TV) was the only television station in the St. Louis market, until WTVI (channel 54, now KTVI channel 2) signed on in August 1953.  Guess what that station signed on with?  A Browns game broadcast by a mic team that included Buddy Blattner, Dizzy Dean and Milo Hamilton!

Courtesy, Missouri History Museum

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