Boston Red Sox on WBZ-TV

Kevin Vahey
Sat Nov 12 13:58:26 EST 2011


My understanding is that WBZ-TV did a couple of test telecasts before the
official sign on. The game in question was on a Wednesday afternoon vs

On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 1:01 PM, Donna Halper <> wrote:

> Perhaps some of you know something more about this:  on the Boston Red Sox
> site, it says the first televised Red Sox game was broadcast on WBZ-TV on
> May 12, 1948.  I am thinking that cannot be right, since WBZ-TV did not go
> on the air till June 9th, and WNAC did not go on the air till several weeks
> later. (As Arch MacDonald, then a WBZ Radio announcer, later recalled, the
> studios weren't even completed when he did his first TV newscast.)  I
> checked all my files and the earliest I can find a TV game for the Sox is
> in early July.  The Braves got on TV first-- June 15th, I believe.  The Red
> Sox were telecast in other cities-- in Cleveland, WEWS-TV was televising
> games as early as the last week of May.  But I cannot find evidence that a
> May Red Sox telecast took place from Fenway Park.  Do any of you know where
> that May 12th date could have come from?

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