America’s First Baseball Radio Broadcast

Staff covering Pittsburgh radio station KDKA’s first broadcast: The US presidential election of 1920. (Flickr Commons)

The first baseball game to be aired over the radio in the USA was the Philadelphia Phillies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates game played on the evening of August 5th, 1921. This game was broadcast by Pittsburgh station KDKA and the announcer to cover this landmark game was Harold Arlin.

It was also a victorious day for Pirates fans tuning in as they beat Philadelphia 8-5!


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