The First Night Game in Philly HistoryPosted: May 17, 2018 | Author: Johnny Goodtimes | Filed under: Baseball | Tags: 1930s, Athletics, Phillies | Leave a comment »
Incredible photo of the first ever night game in American League history, played at Shibe Park on May 16th, 1939. The A’s would lose to the Indians in 10 innings, 8-3. The Phillies would follow suit two weeks later, playing their first night game at Shibe Park. They would fall to Rip Sewell and the Pirates, 5-2. The Phillies had also been beaten four years before in the first ever night game in the majors, falling 2-1 to the Reds.
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