Apr. 13, 1962 - The first home game of the New York Mets at the Polo Grounds, where the rain, mud and Pittsburgh Pirates detracted from the festivity of the occasion, received systematic coverage over Channel 9 today. The chief visual innovation included the placement of a camera at ground level directly behind home plate. This afforded an excellent close-up of the batter’s responses to the offerings of the pitcher. Otherwise, the coverage had the typical established TV perspective of a ball field, with the WOR-TV crew doing a good job. The play by play for the Mets is being handled by Lindsey Nelson, Bob Murphy, and Ralph Kiner. Mr. Kiner, of course, brings the extra insight of a former player.
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