Pete Rose blasts his first big league grand slam, a fifth inning shot off Dallas Green in the Reds’ 14-3 rout of Philadelphia. The homer will be ‘Charlie Hustle’s’ only grand slam among his major league record 4,256 hits.
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.