This edition: Baseball: The New York GameTweet
Original tape date: May 20, 2015.
First aired: September 18, 2015.
Tony Guida Hosts the CUNY TV Special – Baseball: The New York Game.
The history of New York City baseball: its birth, milestones, teams, and cultural impact – from the all stars on the field to the passion of everyday fans. Segments include Tony Guida’s investigation into the birth of baseball with MLB official historian John Thorn; Andrew Falzon’s retrospective on the city’s loss of the Giants and Dodgers and subsequent birth of the Mets as told by New York Times reporter George Vescey, sportscaster Sal Marchiano, and Mets legend Ed Kranepool; Tinabeth’s examination of baseball’s racial integration from Jackie Robinson through present day including conversations with Jackie Robinson’s daughter and teammate - Sharon Robinson and Ralph Branca respectively - and former Negro League player James Robinson; and Mike Gilliam’s report on MLB Advanced Media – the engine driving baseball technology into a new age.
Ralph Branca Pitcher, Brooklyn Dodgers
Greg Cain Sr Director of Baseball Data, MLBAM
Larry Hans New York Giants Fan
Ed Kranepool First Baseman, New York Mets
Peter Laskowich Baseball Historian
Sal Marchiano Sportscaster, WNBC, WPIX (Retired)
Joe Margolin Brooklyn Dodgers Fan
Howard Megdal New York Mets Fan
Alicia Mullin Director of New Media, MLBAM
James Robinson Third Baseman, Kansas City Monarchs
Sharon Robinson Jackie Robinson’s Daughter, Educational Consultant, MLB
John Thorn Official MLB Historian
George Vecsey Author, Sports Columnist, The New York Times (Retired)
Bald Vinny New York Yankees Fan