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Rhubarb in the Reporter

The way it is often told, Red Barber was the best in his time.

He was a natural, they said. Born to broadcast and born to relate the stories of Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers to the masses. 354 more words

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Baseball On the Radio

It goes without saying that it has been a long, long winter, and yet I just said it.  There was a blizzard in my drive way, glaciers in the parking lots, fierce wind, bitter cold, short days, black ice, frozen lakes, rivers and harbors.   394 more words



“Now let’s get back to the game.” When Vin Scully utters those words it means he just told a delightful between-innings story about how Matt Morris met his wife, (a Chicago Cub sportswriter) or the World Champion Brooklyn Dodgers of 1955. 477 more words

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Born in Brooklyn, televised baseball turns 75 today

Today is the 75th anniversary of the first televised baseball game. Mark Langill wrote about it for the August issue of Dodger Insider magazine. (Click the image to enlarge.)

— Jon Weisman