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This Day in Baseball: First Sunday Game in D.C.

By Precious Sanders @pdsanders99

The first Sunday baseball game ever played in the nation’s capital took place on May 19, 1918, five days after Congress voted in favor of lifting the ban in Washington, D.C. The Washington Senators defeated the Cleveland Indians, 1-0, in twelve innings in front of 15,352 fans at Griffith Stadium.

This day in baseball: First Sunday game in D.C.

Griffith Stadium between 1909 and 1932 (Library of Congress)

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