On November 9, 1928, the “Boston Daily Globe” reports that Massachusetts passed a referendum allowing baseball to be played on Sundays. At the time, only one state still barred Sunday baseball Pennsylvania.

On the right side, April 15,1929, the first Sunday baseball game is played at Braves Field in Boston before a crowd of about 5,000. The exhibition game with the cross-town rival Red Sox resulted in a 4-0 Braves victory. (Fenway Park was ruled out as a site for the game due to its proximity to several houses of worship.) The photograph shows the Braves players huddled around a stove, wrapped in blankets, in an effort to ward off the slightly above 32 degree chill, breeze, and few snow flurries.