Thursday, August 14, 2014
August 14, 1939: The Lights Come On at Comiskey
Comiskey was the sixth park to install lights, and as time marched on every ballpark in America would follow suit. Although, it was another 49 years before the White Sox's crosstown rival Chicago Cubs would turn on the lights at Wrigley Field. Today the idea of a ballpark not having lights sounds almost crazy, but there was a time that all games were played during the day, and before lights came along there were many games called because it is a little hard to play in the dark. You can view the list of dates that each and every parked flipped the switch here: http://www.baseball-almanac.com/firsts/first10.shtml.
Check out the box score here: http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHA/CHA193908140.shtml