The first baseball game ever televised was broadcast by NBC on May 17, 1930. It was the second game of a college doubleheader played between the Princeton Tigers and the Columbia Lions at Baker Field in New York. The game was broadcast, using one camera positioned on a platform behind home plate, to about 400 people watching at home.
After the relative success of the college game, NBC decided to try broadcasting a major league game. Three months later, on August 26, 1930 it broadcast the first professional game, a doubleheader between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds from Ebbets Field. The two games were split between the two teams. Red Barber, radio voice of the Dodgers, has the distinction of being the first television announcer in baseball history.