“Everything looks nicer when you win. The girls are prettier, the cigars taste better. The trees are greener.”—Billy Martin, Yankees
Sunday baseball games were not allowed to be played until the early 20th century. The “Blue laws” considered it was offensive to work on Sunday, which was expected to be a day of worship. Vice, immorality and unlawful gaming, restraining sports and dissipation was an act of prevention in 1794 until the 20th century. Sunday baseball games were legalized in some cities in 1902, not in New York though. In 1917 the New York Giants and Cincinnati Reds played the first Sunday game ever at the Polo Grounds, New York’s home field. After the game both managers were arrested for violating the blue laws. Nowadays you’ll find baseball games on sundays everywhere across the United States.