In the first ever National League game played, on April 22, 1876, the Boston Red Caps defeated the Philadelphia Athletics 6-5. Played at Athletic Park, this contest becomes the only event of the new league’s Opening Day, as all other scheduled games wind up rained out.
2 thoughts on “This day in baseball: The NL makes its debut”
as much as i detest the snobbery of national league fans and all their purist rhetoric, i’m glad baseball has two opposing forces, but i wish interlerague play would be eliminated
I enjoy the opposing leagues too. I would hate to see a total elimination of interleague play, but I wish they’d limit it again, rather than going on throughout the season. Watching teams play with changes in the DH rule is always fun.