" almost at the moment Thomson's bat struck Ralph Branca's pitch.
Harwell later admitted he had probably called it "too soon", but fortunately for him, the call proved to be correct.
Major League Baseball on NBC is the de facto branding for weekly broadcasts of Major League Baseball (MLB) games produced by NBC Sports, and televised on the NBC television network.
Major League Baseball games first aired on the network from 1947 to 1989, when CBS acquired the broadcast television rights; games returned to the network in 1994 with coverage lasting until 2000.
With Red Barber announcing, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds played a doubleheader at Ebbets Field.
The Reds won the first game 5–2 while the Dodgers won the second, 6–1.
The owners pretty much ignored Johnson since the games on NBC in particular, were gaining a large and loyal following.
The 1947 World Series brought in an estimated 3.9 million viewers, becoming television's first mass audience.
Louis) that had been hooked up to network lines over the previous year.
In 1950, the Mutual Broadcasting System acquired the television as well as radio broadcast rights to the World Series and All-Star Game for the next six years.
NBC television's relationship with Major League Baseball technically dates back to August 26, 1939.
It was on that particular date that on W2XBS (an experimental television station in New York City which would ultimately become NBC's flagship station, WNBC), the first-ever Major League Baseball game was televised.