First Night Game in Baseball

Updated March 1, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

The Question:

Which baseball park hosted the first night game?

The Answer:

The first park to host a Major League night game was Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio. It occured on May 24, 1935. The Reds won the game 2 to 1 against the Philadelphia Phillies. President Franklin Roosevelt actually turned on the lights remotely, from Washington, D.C.

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