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First Night Game


CINCINNATI, OH, May 24--In the first night game, the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on May 24, 1935 in Major League Baseball's first-ever night game, played courtesy of recently installed lights at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. The game drew over 20,000 fans (the Reds had been averaging on 2,000 a game), who stood by as President Roosevelt symbolically switched on the lights from Washington, D.C. To capitalize on their new evening fan base, the Reds played a night game that year against every National League team--eight games in total--and despite their lousy record of 68-85, paid attendance rose 117 percent.
Cincinnati Reds 2, Philadelphia Phillies 1
Chiozza, 2b400130
Allen, cf401000
Moore, rf401000
Camilli, 1b4011500
Vergez, 3b401040
Todd, c311300
Watkins, lf300500
Haslin, ss301050
Bowman, p200020
Wilson, ph100000
Bivin, p000000
Myers, ss311230
Riggs, 3b400020
Goodman, rf300300
Sullivan, 1b312820
Pool, lf301000
Campbell, c300500
Byrd, cf300400
Kampouris, 2b300430
Derringer, p300120
Philadelphia000010000 - 1
Cincinnati10010000x - 2
Runs batted in- Bowman, Goodman, Campbell. Two base hits- Myers. Stolen bases- Vergez, Bowman, Myers. Double plays- Riggs, Kampouris, Sullivan; First base on balls-Off Bowman 1. Struck out-By Bowman 1, by Bivin 1, by Derringer 3. Hits-Off Bowman 4 in 7 innings, off Derringer 6 in 9 innings. Umpires-Klem, Sears, , Pinelli. Time of game-1:35. Attendance-20,422

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