When Was the First MLB Night Game?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 31, 2020 9:25:39 AM ET
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On May 24, 1935, Major League Baseball hosted its first official night game, which was played between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies in Cincinnati. Crosley Field had recently been fitted with electric lights, making that the perfect venue for an MLB night game. The home team ended up winning 2-1.