1935 First Major League Night Game Cincinnati Reds Crosley Field
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The first night game in Major League Baseball history occurred on May 24, 1935 when the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2–1 at Crosley Field. The original plan was that the Reds would play seven night games each season, one against each visiting club. Night baseball quickly found acceptance in other Major League cities and eventually became the norm; the term “day game” was subsequently coined to designate the increasingly rarer afternoon contests.