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Stern did not enjoy a long acting or directing career, as his last theater performances were when he was a young lad. He is widely known, however, as a sportscaster.
Later on, Stern became known across the United States, when he was hired by NBC in 1937, to host "The Colgate Sports Newsreel " as well as friday night boxing fights. In 1939, Stern narrated the first televised baseball game in history.
Bill Stern caused controversy on September 15, 1944, when he reported, in a Chicago newspaper, that there was an arrangement so that the St. Louis Browns of baseball's American League would not win the World Series that year. Stern later expressed regret about writing the article; the Browns nevertheless did lose the World Series that year, 4 games to 2, to their hometown rivals, St. Louis Cardinals.
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