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October 27, 2008 - World Series Delayed Twice by Weather

Tuesday, October 27th 2020, 6:00 am - Game 5, which began on Monday, Oct. 27, was suspended in the 6th inning because of rain, and resumed Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Game 5 of 2008 World Series delayed by weather/Pixabay Games 3 and 5 were delayed by rain in Philadelphia, with the start of the former on Saturday, Oct. 25 held back 90 minutes (with that game ending at 1:47 a.m. EDT Sunday, Oct. 26). Photo: Pixabay.

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The 2008 World Series had a few hiccups to contend with before concluding.

Games 3 and 5 were delayed by rain in Philadelphia, with the start of the former on Saturday, Oct. 25 held back 90 minutes (with that game ending at 1:47 a.m. EDT Sunday, Oct. 26). Game 5, which began on Monday, Oct. 27, was suspended in the 6th inning because of rain, and resumed Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Wet weather continued Tuesday in the Philadelphia area, with Major League Baseball officials studying radar data to determine when Game 5 would resume under conditions deemed "appropriate.” As a result, Games 6 and 7 in St. Petersburg, originally scheduled for Oct. 29 and 30, were postponed until a later date.

With temperatures plummeting towards 40°F (4°C), and with a cold rain falling at Citizens Bank Park, some of the Phillies and Rays players opted for a cartoonish look, wearing specially made caps with built-in ear flaps.

On today's podcast, Chris Mei talks about the rainy conditions that impacted a part of the 2008 World Series and how they led to Game 5 being postponed after the 6th inning.

"This Day In Weather History” is a daily podcast by The Weather Network that features unique and informative stories from host Chris Mei.

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