Thursday night’s game between the Cubs and Pirates brought us a finish that is very rare for the game of baseball.
Tonight's game has been officially suspended & will not be made up.— Pirates (@Pirates) September 30, 2016
MLB has deemed it a tied game. All stats from tonight will count. pic.twitter.com/YmIOsnyaxW
The game went into a rain delay in the sixth inning, and after a one hour and twenty-three minute delay, the game was called. All stats from the game count according to MLB.
How rare is a tie in baseball? Well, it’s pretty dang rare. The last time we saw a tie in MLB was on June 30, 2005 between the Astros and Reds.
Our last tie was 8/24/1998 vs. Cardinals.— Pirates (@Pirates) September 30, 2016
The last tie in MLB: 6/30/2005 Houston at Cincy pic.twitter.com/KkD0puexV7
MLB rules (and unwritten rules) are weird. One night, you’ll see a game end like tonight’s Cubs-Pirates. And on the next night, you’ll see a game like the one earlier this year between the Rangers and Yankees that seemed to go on fooorrrrrreeeeevvvvvver.
I guess it’s not always about the wins and losses though. Sometimes a moral victory is all you need.