Playing baseball once occupied a place alongside showing movies, shopping, and hunting as activities prohibited on Sunday. In Fargo, a law was on the books banning baseball on Sunday, but the statute was generally not strictly enforced. In the 1897 Red River Valley League, Sunday baseball was a non-issue, for reasons you can discover in my upcoming book. In the summer of 1901, however, a Sunday game between Fargo and Larimore was deemed illegal and arrests were made.
The Minneapolis Tribune, July 29, 1901