Fly Ball

On October 1, 1953, Bob Ridgeway, courier for KCJB-TV at Minot, N.D., hustled aboard his airplane at the Ames Municipal airport with kinescope film of the first game of the 1953 World Series done by technicians at WOI-TV. Courier service will continue through the remaining Series games. That year’s World Series featured the New York Yankees vs. the Brooklyn Dodgers. Spoiler alert: the Yankees won the first game and went on to win their fifth straight World Series, thanks to Billy Martin, Yogi Berra, and Mickey Mantle.