Lights On! chronicles the rise of night baseball. David Pietrusza balances precise research with an eye for intriguing anecdotal material. From the first night game at Nantasket Beach between two department store teams to the experiments of barnstorming teams, to the eventual conversion of the major league clubs, Pietrusza offers insight on this fascinating phase of baseball history. He concludes with an analysis of the effects of nighttime play on the sport. Lights On! will appeal to baseball fans and students of sports history alike. Foreword by Hall of Famer Enos "Country" Slaughter. Includes 13 black and white photographs.
David Pietrusza served as President of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) from 1993 through 1997. He is co-editor of Total Baseball, the official encyclopedia of Major League Baseball, a columnist for OldTyme Baseball News, the author of four other books on baseball, two juvenile books on basketball, and the managing editor of Total Football, the official encyclopedia of the NFL.