The Master (who does NOT approve) (argh_jim) wrote in baseballhistory,
The Master (who does NOT approve)

...and pray for rain.

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.

- Boston Post, 9/14/48, on the otherwise thin starting pitching of the (eventual) 1948 NL champ Boston Braves.

Johnny Sain, of "Spahn and Sain and pray for rain" fame, great pitcher and better pitching coach, mentor to Leo Mazzone, has passed away at age 89. R.I.P.

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