Baseball Selected Stories

Baseball History in Dayton Ohio

Most people assume major league baseball game sites to be limited to a participant’s city.  But early in the 20th century there were local ordinances in many cities prohibiting professional activities on the Sabbath.  These so-called “blue laws” restricted teams from playing on Sunday.  For several years the Clevelanders played Sunday home games elsewhere in Ohio.  Therefore, on Sunday, June 8, 1902, Baltimore defeated Cleveland 6 – 2 in the only major league regular season game played in Dayton, Ohio.  Rosters of these two teams included 7 member of Baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.