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May 25, 1901

During a freak snowstorm in Cleveland, Ted Lewis becomes the first Boston American (Red Sox) pitcher to throw a shutout when he blanks the Tribe at League Park, 5-0. The 28-year-old right-hander from Wales will become better known later in life as the president of Massachusetts State College and the University of New Hampshire.

On this date in 1935, Major League Baseball held its first night game. The Reds were looking for a way to increase attendance so owner Powel Crosley decided to try night games to appeal to people who were at work all day.  As Crosley threw the switch at Crosley Field President Roosevelt, via wire, did the same at the White House and a new era in baseball began.  The Reds beat the Phillies 2 – 1 in this historic game.

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