Brooklyn Dodgers’ Jackie Robinson steals home plate successfully as Boston Braves’ catcher Bill Salkeld is thrown off-balance on pitcher Bill Voiselle’s throw to the plate during the fifth inning of a Boston-Brooklyn game at Ebbets Field in New York on Aug. 22, 1948. Third baseman Billy Cox, who was at bat, watches Jackie slide. The umpire is Jocko Conlan. The Braves won 4-3. (AP Photo/Jack Harris)
Photo: Special to the American-Statesman
Photo: Special to the American-Statesman

On this Day: Boston Braves win first baseball game televised in color

Sixty-six years ago on Aug. 11, 1951, the Boston Braves and Brooklyn Dodgers became the first two teams to play a baseball game that was broadcast in color.

The second game of the Braves-Dodgers doubleheader at Ebbetts Field was broadcast in color on WCBS in New York City with the Braves winning, 8-4.

The Braves lost the first game of the doubleheader 8-1.

In the Braves win, second baseman Sibby Sisti and left fielder Sid Gordon both hit home runs.

Braves pitcher Max Surkont pitched nine innings and allowed nine hits and two home runs with five walks and five strikeouts. 

The Braves played in Boston from 1871-1952 before the team moved to Milwaukee to become the Milwaukee Braves.

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