In honor of the 75th anniversary of Major League Baseball’s first night game, the Reds are doing ‘Reds Unplugged‘ night when they host the Pirates on May 24. Neat idea to commemorate the first night game, which of course was hosted at Crosley Field on May 24, 1935.
But something is missing! This night is just beggin’ for some turn-back-the-clock uniforms. Yep, we still have throw-back fever from the Civil Rights Game. So do you, and you know it!
Look at those stirrups! LOOK AT THEM.
From the Reds:
Don’t miss a special celebration on Monday, May 24 as the Cincinnati Reds honor the 75th anniversary of Major League Baseball’s first night game, which was hosted at Crosley Field on May 24, 1935.
The Reds will take fans back to see what baseball was like at Crosley Field in 1935, with an old-time look on the scoreboard and fewer lights and signage around the park. In addition to activities before the game to honor this historic date, the seventh-inning stretch will feature a special ceremonial lighting of the ballpark to signify the explosion of light fans experienced when this new era of baseball was ushered in 75 years ago.
Plus, fans will have the opportunity for an up-close viewing of an original Crosley Field light in the Reds Hall of Fame.
Be there for this special “unplugged” edition of Reds baseball and celebrate the birth of night baseball!