IN 1996, ONLY RAIN COULD STOP GRIFFEY
A rain delay can be a ballplayer’s best friend. It can bail out a pitcher, securing a victory with trouble on the bases and a blown save looming. It can cancel an early blowout, offering a team the chance to start fresh the next day.
Or, as Ken Griffey Jr. learned in 1996, it can nullify statistical achievements and rob a player of a historic milestone.