October 6, 1880

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1880 the National League kicked the Cincinnati Reds out for selling beer and playing on Sundays. Instead of agreeing to comply with the National League’s rules, the team disbanded. A completely new team was formed in 1882 and eventually the league allowed beer to be sold and games to be played on Sunday. Imagine going to a game today and not being allowed to buy a vastly overpriced, watered down beer and one of the gout-inducing hotdogs during a game. It’s just un-American.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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