On This Day, er, Night…

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Baseball’s first night game, May 24, 1935 in Cincinnati.

 

81 years ago today, a monumental event took place in our national pastime: The first night game. The then-radical idea of baseball at night came to fruition at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field, as the Reds bested the visiting Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

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