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Written by Maury Brown   
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 08:38

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For fans of Major League Baseball this season, along with the boxscores you’ve had to become one part weatherman. The beginning of the 2011 season was hit hard with rainouts, and as the season begins to enter its final stretch, the weather is once again playing a factor.

In fact, 2011 is threatening to have more rainouts than at any point in the last decade. How does this season stack up compared to others?

So far, there have been 48 rainouts on the season. That places it second only to 2004 when there were 50. Here’s how rainouts over the last 10 complete seasons stack up compared to 2011:

2011 – 48 *

2010 - 20

2009 – 36

2008 – 36

2007 – 33

2006 – 31

2005 – 26

2004 – 50

2003 – 44

2002 – 32

2001 – 17

2000 – 45

* As of 9/7/2011

Source: Major League Baseball

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