Born: January 28, 1847, Yonkers, New York
Died: August 21, 1937, Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Red Stockings (1871-1875), Boston Red Caps (1876-1878), 1880-1881), Providence Grays (1879, 1882)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1937
This Day in Baseball History
On May 24, 1935, the first night game in major league history is played at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt pushes a button in the White House, the ballpark is illuminated. After a festive pre-game ceremony, the Reds defeat the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1.