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Written by Maury Brown   
Friday, 22 April 2011 22:55

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When MLB says that they’re not concerned about reports detailing the early attendance drop this season, they likely look up and point to the sky. Case in point, with three rainouts on Friday, the league is now tied for the second-most rainouts for the month of April in the past decade, and there’s still over a week left in the month.

To date, there have been 15 rainouts in April, tying it with 2003. Last year, there was all of two rainouts in April. The record over the last decade seems likely to stay intact, but the number is not completely out of the realm of possibility. In 2007 there was a staggering 26 rainouts.

The Biz of Baseball looked at rainouts on Tues (see the article listing each rainout up till then for 2011) and afterwards, received data from Major League Baseball up to that point. We have updated that information to Friday. Below are rainout figures from 2002-2011 up to 4/22 and for the entire month, courtesy of MLB.

MLB Rainouts

Year

Through
4-22

All of
April

2011

15

??

2010

0

2

2009

10

12

2008

7

10

2007

22

26

2006

7

8

2005

2

11

2004

6

12

2003

12

15

2002

7

10

Source: Major League Baseball, Biz of Baseball research


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