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  • 1935 — The Cincinnati Reds host the Philadelphia Phillies in the first major league night game, winning, 2 - 1, before 25,000 fans. On the initiative of Larry MacPhail, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt throws the switch at the White House to turn on the lights. The Reds will play seven night games, one each against the other National League teams. The Phils’ Lou Chiozza is the first batter as the Reds’ Paul Derringer outduels Joe Bowman‚ though the Reds are outhit‚ 6 to 4.
  • 1976 — Bert Campaneris of the Oakland Athletics collects five stolen bases in an 8 - 7 victory over the Cleveland Indians. The Oakland shortstop will steal 54 bases this season. As a team, the Athletics will pile up a record 341 stolen bases on the year.
  • 1995 — Dennis Eckersley of the Oakland Athletics becomes the sixth pitcher in major league history with 300 saves in a 5 - 2 win over the Baltimore Orioles.

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