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Old 07-02-2019, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by TDog View Post
Canceling the game was considered, but baseball didn't have the luxury of rescheduling it. Bostock was killed on a Saturday night in late September. The Angels hadn't been eliminated by the Royals in the AL West (two divisions, no wild cards). It was the last home game of the season for the Sox, who who were headed for a season-ending west coast roadtrip Monday night against the A's. It would have been a logistic mess. Canceling the game would have deprived the White Sox of a Sunday afternoon gate. With the Sox well out of contention and competing with the Bears, no doubt, they only drew about 12,000 anyway.

Of course, the Angels won behind Nolan Ryan.

Among the fan appreciation things Veeck has scheduled was entertainment from Max Patkin, the Clown Prince of Baseball, who did a lot of minor league games and later appeared in the movie Bull Durham. Max Patkin was canceled.

I don't know that times have changed as much as it's more convenient to reschedule the game after Skaggs' death.
There was the Thurman Munson plane crash in 1979. Anybody know if the Yankess played their regularly scheduled game the next day?
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