The Giants play their first legal Sunday game at home on May 4, 1919‚ before 35‚000 fans‚ losing to the Phils 4-3.
More than 25‚000 turn out in Brooklyn the same day. By early June‚ the Giants will outdraw their 1918 attendance.
The Phillies’ Dave Bancroft (a Brave during the 1924-27 seasons)‚ 28‚ is carried off the field after breaking his right ankle while sliding into a base. He will be out of action until July 1‚ and next year he’ll be traded to the Giants‚ with whom he will have his best seasons en route to the Hall of Fame.