On November 12, 1936 — 1936 – Following the death of Phil Ball, wealthy owner of the St. Louis Browns, his estate sells the team to a syndicate headed by Donald L. Barnes and William O. DeWitt. As the new owners of Sportsman’s Park, they announce their intention to install lights and bring night baseball to the American League.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference November 12
National Pastime November 12
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project