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Bleacher Boy’s T.V. Video


-David Strobach-

You asked for it – I finally got it!!! Here is the feature story done by Fox News with Tom Pipines highlighting this blog and my children’s book that I’m trying to publish.  I was able to get a recording from my lovely grandparents!  If you weren’t able to watch when I was on before, or just can’t get enough of Bleacher Boy, 🙂 here it is. ENJOY!

Link to my story on the Fox website HERE

The Making Of A Successful Sportscaster


-David Strobach-

Recently  I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Fox News and their sportscaster, Tom Pipines.  I am not sure when this interview will be aired, but I will surely let you all know!  I spent the afternoon with Tom Pipines, who likes to be called “Pip,” but not be called “late for dinner,” and I learned what makes a sportscaster successful.

As he was trying to learn about me and this blog, Bleacher Boy, I learned a lot from him as well.  I learned that “Pip” is:

  • A confident man with a firm handshake.
  • kind and friendly man with warm hugs for my mom and sister and an even friendlier smile.
  • A polite man that was courteous and apologetic that he was running late–showing that others’ time is valuable too.
  • A giving man that took the time to give me a tour and introduce me to literally EVERYONE at the studio including Katrina Cravy, making me feel like I was part of the family.
  • A sincere man that was interested in what I do as a writer and as a teen, as well as the interests a my family.
  • A knowledgeable man that knows his industry and keeps learning as the world changes.
  • A humble man that thanks his coworkers for a job well done and gives credit to all those who work behind the scenes.
  • A gracious man that wished a coworker the “Best of Luck” in their new job, expressing how much they’d be missed.
  • A stylish man that can pull off wearing a purple shirt! 😉
  • A wise man that is willing to share advice and his personal experiences with a kid who has a dream……

Thank you Pip!!!!!

Your friend,

Bleacher Boy

75 Years of Baseball on T.V.


-David S.-

On August 26, 1939, a baseball game was televised for the very first time.  A doubleheader between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Reds had only 2 cameras, compared to the thirteen cameras used for a Dodgers game now days! One camera was above home plate to see the view of the entire diamond.  To pick up throws from the infield, another camera was looking down the first base line.  About 3,000 people tuned in for this historical event.

Legendary Red Barber on the call for the first televised game!

Ebbets Field, the stadium where baseball was televised first.

Source: MLB.com

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