N.Y. Bans Night Baseball!

May 19, 1942, Comics
May 19, 1942: It’s officially straw hat season in Los Angeles, so men, dump that felt chapeau and get yourself a nice Panama.

Lee Shippey writes that the evacuation of the Japanese has forced many (white) Angelenos to get back to doing yard work and gardening. And sorry, madam, there are no fresh strawberries at the market; the people who grew them have all been rounded up. But it’s a different story in Hawaii, Shippey says, where there are too many Japanese to be segregated.

And New York bans nighttime baseball for the duration. L.A., however, still has night games  at Gilmore Field.

May 19, 1942, Straw Hats

May 19, 1942, Lee Shippey

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4 Responses to N.Y. Bans Night Baseball!

  1. kthursby says:

    Interesting there’s no mention of the Yankees in the baseball story. … Wonder if the Stars eventually stopped playing at night for a while during the war?


    • lmharnisch says:

      @Keith: I wondered the same thing… Apparently the stadium lights were visible off the coast.


      • Richard Wegescheide says:

        Yankee Stadium didn’t install lights until after the war. The last American League park to install lights. The National League parks in New York had lights before the war. In fact, the lights were on at the Polo Grounds for the football Giants on the afternoon of Pearl Harbor day.


      • lmharnisch says:

        @Richard: Thanks!


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