A city of prospects: Danville Historical Society's artifacts show River City's link to baseball history

August 26, 1939. Broadcast on station W2XBS, the first televised baseball game was played between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds. The...

November 27, 2022
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August 26, 1939. Broadcast on station W2XBS, the first televised baseball game was played between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds. The double-header broadcast was announced by Red Barber. The teams split the wins, with the Reds winning 5-2 for the first and the Duke Farrell had his eyes on one player when he visited Danville in 1911.The scout, who worked for the Washington Senators, needed a solid contact hitter, someone who could drive in runs.In 1911, Morgan's .334 batting average led not just the Danville Bugs, but the Virginia League as well.

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