Bevis: Ladies Day at the Boston ballparks

From SABR member Charlie Bevis at WordPress on April 16, 2018:

Ladies Day became a popular promotion at the Boston ballparks during the first decade of the twentieth century, after its limited offering the previous two decades during the rare periods when there was a rival Boston team that offered the promotion to sway fans away from the established National League team.

The first Ladies Day at a Boston ballpark was conducted on September 4, 1884, by the Boston team in the Union Association, when “all ladies with escorts will be admitted to the game without charge.” The Boston Unions conducted several more Ladies Day during their September homestand that year.

Six years later the Boston team in the Players’ League held the first of several Ladies Day events at the game on July 11, 1890. As a result of this competition, the National League team also offered Ladies Day in 1890, but discontinued the practice after the Players’ League folded following the 1890 season. The following year the Boston team in the American Association offered a Ladies Day at the July 20, 1891, game.

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Originally published: April 16, 2018. Last Updated: April 16, 2018.