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It rained throughout the 1925 World Series game — didn't stop 42,000 fans

Friday, October 15th 2021, 4:57 am - On this day in weather history, it rained through the 1925 World Series.

This Day In Weather History is a daily podcast by Chris Mei from The Weather Network, featuring stories about people, communities and events and how weather impacted them.

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The 1925 World Series needed the full best-of-seven round to claim a winner. The series featured the National League pennant winner Pittsburgh Pirates taking on the American League victor, the Washington Senators.

Game 7 took place on Oct. 15, on which the morning was rainy and foggy, yet again. Doubt was cast over the seventh matchup like it had been for a number of the games earlier in the series.

The decision to play or not fell to Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who was baseball’s first sitting commissioner after the Chicago Black Sox scandal of 1919. On game day, Landis patrolled the turf of Pittsburg’s Forbes Field surface, taking note of the mud puddles in the outfield and the muddy grass and dirt that was covered the infield and pitcher’s mound.

1280px-Griffith Stadium during 1925 World Series "Griffith Stadium, Washington D.C., during the 1925 World Series." Courtesy of Wikipedia

Although the conditions were poor, he declared that the show would go on. That’s all baseball fans needed to hear -- by game time, more than 42,000 packed Forbes Field. However, rain would return during the match, making for a challenging conclusion to the championship game.

On today's podcast, Chris Mei discusses the weather and field conditions before the Game 7 final, the inclement weather during, and most importantly, who won the championship, in what was called the "wettest, weirdest, wildest World Series game."

To learn more about the very rainy World Series game, listen to today's episode of "This Day In Weather History."

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