National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was established in 1939 in Cooperstown, New York. The first players to be honored included Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth. Children can learn more at: http://baseballhall.org/.
Baseball games were televised for the first time in 1939. New York’s WXBS broadcast a double header between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Red Barber was the announcer. Few people had televisions then, but the event made experts realize the power of broadcast.