Chad Osborne

Chad Osborne is a public relations writer at Radford University in Virginia, and has worked in higher education for 20 years. In 2006, he created The Rainout Blog, where he writes about baseball and inclement weather. Chad regularly attends Bristol Pirates (Appalachian League) games with his wife, Tina; daughter, Gracie; and son, Ty. They live in Marion, Virginia, two miles from the site of Nolan Ryan’s first professional pitch.


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SABR Games Project stories written by Chad Osborne

  • April 6, 2015: ‘I thought we had a roof’: Marlins all wet after Opening Day rain delay gaffe
  • September 11, 1999: ‘It’s Lima time, baby’: Astros ace wins 20th game of season
  • August 13, 1975: Orioles’ Jim Palmer outlasts rain, Royals for 18th victory
  • July 20, 1969: Yankees win an ordinary game on an ordinary day on Planet Earth
  • June 15, 1969: ‘One big wet blanket’ for Seattle’s Pilots on Bat Day at Yankee Stadium
  • June 16, 1941: DiMaggio ties Yankee record with 29-game hitting streak
  • July 23, 1936: Saved by the radio: Red Sox win in Cleveland rain
  • May 16, 1932: Reds’ Lucas and rainstorm soak McGraw’s Giants
  • August 11, 1929: Babe Ruth hits 500th career home run
  • April 18, 1929: Babe Ruth celebrates ‘honeymoon’ with a home run
  • April 18, 1929: Rain delays Opening Day; Robins grounded in Boston hotel
  • July 5, 1924: Babe Ruth hits the wall, and the wall wins
  • June 10, 1920: ‘Sweet sandwiches, how it hailed’: Yankees win wild, wet game in Detroit
  • August 24, 1919: Ray Caldwell struck by lightning, sparks Indians to win
  • May 6, 1915: Terriers turn triple play, but Brooklyn snags victory

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