Happy 50th Birthday, Whatever Is Left Of The Montreal Expos

This is video of the first home run hit by a Montreal Expo during a home game. In the first inning of the first major league game ever played outside of the United States (April 14th, 1969), Mack Jones crushed it into the right field seats to give the Expos a 3-0 lead. They’d go […]

Happy Belated Birthday, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

I’m not quite 100 percent sure that this was the very first thing ever aired on CBC radio, but if not, it’s close. It’s Chairman Leonard Brockington’s welcome message to listeners from November 4th, 1936, two days after the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation replaced what had been known as the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission, which had […]

Happy 32nd Birthday, TSN! Here’s What Its First Few Minutes Looked Like

Here’s a neat piece of history. These are the first seven minutes of TSN, which went on the air on September 1st, 1984. I know the sports broadcasting universe has dramatically changed and expanded since, but I still can’t imagine life without TSN today.