On This Date 4/6/1982

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The calendar said, “Play Ball,” but baseballs were placed with snowballs as a massive spring snowstorm postponed opening day throughout the northeast. Six season openers were put on hold, including the New York Yankees, who were hosting the Chicago White Sox in the Bronx. More than a foot of snow fell in New York, causing the Yankees’ five-game homestand to turn into a Sunday Doubleheader as it took four days to get the field in playing condition.

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