This Day In History: 2000-04-28

April 28, 1929: A crowd of over 22,000 watched the Red Sox lose to 7-3 to the Philadelphia Athletics at Braves Field in the first professional game ever played on a Sunday in Boston; the Blue Laws had prevented the teams from playing on Sunday until a 1928 voter’s referendum, but the Red Sox were forced to play at Braves Field due to Fenway’s proximity to a church.

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