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ILuvThatDuck
05-03-2006, 08:19 AM
This question came up yesterday with a friend. When was the last SCHEDULED double header in the Majors? By scheduled I mean not because of a rainout/make-up game.

Madvora
05-03-2006, 08:58 AM
I found it...


In fact, the last time Oakland played two in a day, before Sunday, was over two seasons ago -- May 26, 2001 -- in Minnesota, a scheduled double dip at the Metrodome. Those two games were the last regularly scheduled doubleheader in the Major Leagues.

http://www.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/oak/news/oak_news.jsp?ymd=20030608&content_id=362493&vkey=news_oak&fext=.jsp

viagracat
05-03-2006, 09:31 AM
I found it...


http://www.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/oak/news/oak_news.jsp?ymd=20030608&content_id=362493&vkey=news_oak&fext=.jsp

I'm old enough to remember doubleheaders almost every Sunday as well as most holidays. That also meant almost every Monday was dark for just about everybody. I even remember some long-running games being suspended because one of the teams had to catch a flight!

Then again, I also remember the Goldwater-Johnson presidential campaign. :rolleyes:

Lip Man 1
05-03-2006, 10:11 AM
The A's are also the first and only team to request a scheduled opening day doubleheader. They thought the White Sox of 1971 were going to be the same bunch of motly stiffs that lost 106 games in 1970.

They were wrong as the Sox took a pair in Oakland.

Lip