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BEGINNINGS: THE DECADES OF EXPERIMENTATION AND FULFILLMENT

First sports telecast: Princeton at Columbia college baseball First televised prize fight: Max Baer vs. Lou Nova, heavyweights, from Yankee Stadium First tennis telecast: Eastern Grass Court Championships from Westchester Country Club First Major League Baseball telecast: Cincinnati Reds vs. Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field First televised college football game: Waynesburg State vs. Fordham at Triboro Stadium on Randall's Island First pro football telecast: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field First NHL telecast: Montreal at NY Rangers Madison Square Garden First televised basketball game: Pitt vs. Fordham at Madison Square Garden First televised track and field: Intercollegiate AAAA Meet at Madison Square Garden

W2XAB, licensed to the Columbia Broadcasting System, the predecessor of WCBS TV.