On This Date 5/24/1935

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The era of night baseball begins as 20,422 fans sit under the lights as the Cincinnati Reds host the Philadelphia Phillies at Crosley Field. A ceremony is held with President Franklin D. Roosevelt pushing a button to turn on the lights from the white house. The Reds would win the game 2-1 as Paul Derringer earned the win in the first official Major League Night Game.

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