Spahn and Sain and Pray For Rain

It’s baseball season again. Thank God. It’s hard to believe that both basketball and hockey are having their playoffs. It seems like an afterthought. I’m happy for baseball. I’ll be paying close attention. Have you ever heard the saying, “Spahn and Sain and pray for rain”? For some reason, I love this little piece of baseball lore. It’s one of those precious legends passed down from Father to Son. As the story goes, Milwaukee had two good pitchers – Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain. The other starters weren’t so good. Hence the fans rally cry, “Spahn and Sain and pray for rain.” In other words, Spahn pitches one day, Sain pitches the next, then hope it rains so that they can get rest. For an interesting statistical break down on Spahn and Sain click here: The Truth About Spahn And Sain.


  1. So, you’re a Yankees fan, right? Want to go to a game with me?

  2. Can you still remember april to november?
    You and i were members of the best team in baseball…

    (from the album, Rock and Roll Part 3)

  3. mickey phillips

    Michael the poem refers to the Boston Braves, before they moved to Milwaukee.


  4. You should have looked up your history…Spahn & Sain played for the Boston Braves (who later moved to Milwaukee, then on to Atlanta).

    Please, update your posting. Kids are reading the wrong info.

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