That's what New York-area television viewers were informed as they awaited the start of a Brooklyn Dodgers game against the Philadelphia Phillies, the camera focused on an image of a ticking clock overlaid on an outline of the United States. It was moments before the first pitch at Ebbets Field on July 1, 1941, 79 years ago this month. And it was the first television commercial ever legally aired in the United States.
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