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  • Crosley@yahoogroups.com
    Reminder from: Crosley Yahoo! Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Crosley/cal 1935: Crosley Field is lighted for night games. Thursday May 24, 2012 8:00 pm -
    Message 1 of 556 , May 24, 2012
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      Reminder from: Crosley Yahoo! Group
       
      Title: 1935: Crosley Field is lighted for night games.
       
      Date: Thursday May 24, 2012
      Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Repeats: This event repeats every year.
      Location: Crosley Field, Cincinnati, Ohio.
      Street: Crosley Car Owners Club
      City State Zip: 4526 29th Avenue - Kenosha WI 53140
      Phone: (2620 652-3034
      Notes: When Powel Crosley Jr. bought the struggling Reds in 1934, team president Larry MacPhail insisted that the ballpark be renamed in honor of the man many thought had rescued the franchise. Thus, the park was renamed "Crosley Field", and Crosley himself took the opportunity to advertise his Crosley cars. Under Crosley's ownership, the park would undergo notable structural renovations. Despite the Great Depression the Reds convinced baseball owners to allow night baseball at Crosley Field. Without lights, Larry MacPhail insisted, the team would fold because of low attendance. Lights had been installed in a number of Minor League baseball parks in the early 1930s, with positive results. The major league owners acquiesced; 632 individual lamps in eight metal stanchions were erected and on May 24, 1935, the Reds hosted the Philadelphia Phillies and won 2-1 behind right-hander Paul Derringer. In attendance at the game was Ford Frick, President of the National League. In the White House, President Franklin D. Roosevelt pressed a button that lit up Crosley Field, where a crowd of 20,422 fans, sizable for a last-place team in the middle of the Great Depression, came out to watch the game. Lou Chiozza was the leadoff man for the Phillies and thus has the distinction of being the first player to bat under the lights in a night game in the majors.

       
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    • Crosley@yahoogroups.com
      Reminder from: Crosley Yahoo! Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Crosley/cal 1948: Powel Crosley III dies at 36. Monday June 4, 2012 All Day (This event
      Message 556 of 556 , Jun 3, 2012
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        Reminder from: Crosley Yahoo! Group
         
        Title: 1948: Powel Crosley III dies at 36.
         
        Date: Monday June 4, 2012
        Time: All Day
        Repeats: This event repeats every year.
        Location: Miami, Florida.
        Street: CROSLEY CAR OWNERS CLUB - 4526 29th Avenue
        City State Zip: Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140-3044
        Notes: Powel Crosley III, the son of Powel Crosley Jr. and Gwendolyn Bakewell Crosley, dies of a sudden heart attack at his Miami home. He had been the general manager for the Crosley Marine Research Laboratory in suburban Coral Gables, Florida. He is survived by his widow and three sons, all of Miami.
         
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