This Day In American History: October 5, 1921 – The first radio broadcast of a World Series game

Grantland Rice

Grantland Rice

KDKA and WJZ of Newark broadcast the first World Series on the radio, with Grantland Rice and Tommy Cowan calling the games for KDKA and WJZ, respectively.  \

Just like in the movie Bull Durham the broadcasters were not actually at the game but reported based on a telegraph wire.

The New York Giants played the New York Yankees. The Yankees won that first game 3-0. It was played at the Polo Ground, and attendance was 30,203. But the Giants went on to win the series 5 games to 3 (best 5 of 9), and also the first World Series appearance by the Yankees, who I understand make it back a few times.

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