Thursday, April 29, 2010

Major League Baseball: No Rainouts through April 22nd

Hard to believe considering the volitile weather of early spring but so far, no rainouts in Major League Baseball. At least until last Friday.

A mixture of rain, sleet and snow in Denver forced the postponement of the Colorado Rockies’ game against the Florida Marlins.

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In the last two decades, at least half the time there was at least one postponement in the first week of the season, STATS LLC found. In 1995, the first rainout came on April 30, but that year started late after the players' strike was settled.

The longest MLB has gone into a season without a rainout was May 20, 1985, when Milwaukee and the Indians were called off at old Cleveland Stadium on the 43rd day of the season.

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