So we know the New York Mets hosted a rain-out inspired doubleheader starting at 12:10 on April 13, 1997, and the New York Yankees hosted their own weather-induced twin bill beginning at 1:30 the same day.
We are also advised – thanks to research Buster Olney did for the New York Times back in ’97 – that the last year that the Dodgers, Giants, and Yanks shared New York there were no fewer than eight dueling doubleheaders.
And we know that on September 1, 1890, during the last desperate month of the worst year in baseball history – the season the players walked out on the owners of the two established leagues to found their own circuit (with disastrous attendance consequences) – the National League Brooklyn Bridegrooms pulled a harrowing stunt – a triple header against Pittsburgh (and they swept them).
But we do not know is when New York fans (or fans in anybother multi-team city) were last afforded the chance they are given today. The Mets began their doubleheader against the Rockies at 12:12 and have vaguely scheduled the nightcap fir 3:40 PM. The Yankees have their night game against Baltimore scheduled in the Bronx for about 7:10. With the slothfulness of play these days, to
say nothing of rush hour traffic, it seems unlikely anybody could see
all nine innings of all three games – but you can get pretty close.
And it surely will be your last chance for awhile!