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Published on Sep 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. (Taped: 05/20/15)