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THE FIRST TELECAST

The first local telecast of an Indians' game took place on May 15, 1948 as Cleveland met the White Sox in an afternoon game at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. The game was telecast on WEWS-TV, Cleveland's only TV station at the time. The announcer was Van Patrick.

Television



BROADCASTERS AND WRITERS HONORED BY THE NBHOF

The equivalent of Hall of Fame induction for broadcasters and sportswriters is the Ford C. Frick Award and the J. G. Taylor Spink Award, respectively. Three individuals have been honored for their coverage of the Indians. Tribe play-by-play voice Jimmy Dudley received the Frick award in 1997. And Gordon Cobbledick (1977) and Hal Lebovitz (2000) have been honored with the Spink award.