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Johnny Sain R.I.P

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I meant to post this yesterday but I completely forgot.

The famed Johnny Sain passed on yesterday.

Johnny Sain, a three-time All-Star who teamed with Warren Spahn to make up one of baseball's most fabled pitching tandems, died Tuesday in Downers Grove, Ill. He was 89. Sain's best year was 1948, when he and Hall of Famer Spahn led the Boston Braves to the World Series, where they lost to Cleveland. It was during that season when the famous saying was born: "Spahn and Sain and pray for rain."

"Spahn and Sain and pray for rain" became etched in baseball folklore.  But like so many other catchy sayings in life it wasn't what was really said: this is the original version.

In 1948, the Boston Post ran a poem by sports editor Gerald Hern that led to the famous phrase about the Braves' two dominant pitchers. "First we'll use Spahn, then we'll use Sain, Then an off day, followed by rain. Back will come Spahn, followed by Sain, And followed, we hope, by two days of rain."

Johnny Sain had an excellent 13-year regular season career and was even a better in the post season.

Rest in peace, Mr Sain.