This day in baseball

The first legal, professional Sunday baseball game featured a matchup between the Phillies and the A’s on April 8, 1934.  15,000 fans looked on as the Phillies won 8-1 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia.  Up until this point, blue laws across the country deemed Sunday games illegal, as Sunday was intended as a day of worship and rest.

6 Comments on “This day in baseball”

  1. steve says:

    I wonder if those rooftops beyond right field could see into the park? What a place to be a kid!

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