On May 24, 1935, the first night game in major league history is played at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. 25,000+ fans showed up and 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.

Billy Meyer, doubled to lead off the bottom of the first and came around to score the first run. Paul Derringer started and went the whole way for the Reds surrendering just 4 hits.