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Aug. 13, 1948

The New York Yankees postponed their scheduled game against the Red Sox because of rainy conditions in the Bronx.

Surely the fact that the Yanks were trying to snap out of a cold stretch had nothing to do with the decision to call the game. Nor could it have been because the Red Sox won the first two games of the three-game set at Yankee Stadium.

It must have particularly annoyed the Red Sox when the sun burned off the clouds by mid-afternoon, just as they were climbing aboard their train to Washington, where they would open their next series.

“They didn’t want to take us on today,” Ted Williams said, according to the Boston Globe. “They had to come at us with a rookie (pitcher) while we had our ace, Joe Dobson, ready to face them. I don’t think they wanted to face Joe. Three straight would have just about ruined them.”

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