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Sain Spahn and RainIt is Labor Day in 1948. The Boston Braves are on a pennant drive. The swept a Labor Day doubleheader. Spahn threw a complete 14 inning win in the opener.

Sain, not to be outdone, threw a shutout in the second game. After two days off, it rained. Spahn won the next day. Sain won the day after that. Three days later what happened? Spahn won again. Sain won the next day.

So they take a day off. They both come back for a doubleheader. They both win. They went, 8-0 in twelve days.

Don’t you just love baseball. And so, they inspired this poem.

First we’ll use Spahn
then we’ll use Sain.
Then an off day
followed by rain.
Back will come Spahn
followed by Sain.
And followed
we hope
by two days of rain.