For ESPN viewers (and fans): a Big Quiz

Fans of ESPN, along with network execs and employees, are all abuzz about the newly released 770-page book, regarding the sports cable network.

2. What sport received the first live game coverage ever presented by ESPN?

The very first sporting event (as opposed to studio show) to air on ESPN when the network launched on Sept. 7, 1979, was of a Slo-Pitch Softball World Series game between the Milwaukee Schlitzes and the Kentucky Bourbons.

The very first sporting event (as opposed to studio show) to air on ESPN when the network launched on Sept. 7, 1979, was of a Slo-Pitch Softball World Series game between the Milwaukee Schlitzes and the Kentucky Bourbons.

The very first sporting event (as opposed to studio show) to air on ESPN when the network launched on Sept. 7, 1979, was of a Slo-Pitch Softball World Series game between the Milwaukee Schlitzes and the Kentucky Bourbons.

The very first sporting event (as opposed to studio show) to air on ESPN when the network launched on Sept. 7, 1979, was of a Slo-Pitch Softball World Series game between the Milwaukee Schlitzes and the Kentucky Bourbons.

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horse racing

 

soccer

 

bowling

 

softball

 
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