Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The 1876 Brown Stockings: Raining At Chicago

At 3 p.m. it was raining so hard that the St. Louis-Chicago game was postponed until to-morrow. It has been decided that Mack shall play short stop in this game.
-St. Louis Globe Democrat, August 25, 1876

I don't know why but I get a kick out of posting information about the rainouts. I think they make the whole thing a bit more real for me. It's raining right now in St. Louis, it was raining in Florida yesterday and a bunch of spring training games got cancelled and it was raining in Chicago on August 24, 1876 and they couldn't get the St. Louis/Chicago game in. It's all part of the story.

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