Still another problem are first-half rainouts in baseball leagues that use a split season.
The last time the major leagues played a split season was 1892.
But baseball tried a split season in 1981 to cope with its strike-interrupted schedule and it created more problems than it solved.
New York opted for split seasons in each of its five zones.
The occasion was the American League West title between the two winners of 1981's split season.
In 1981, a divisional series was held due to a split season caused by a players' strike.
Four teams each played 24 games in a split season.
Since 1996, the country has played two split seasons instead of a traditional long season.
The players struck for 50 days in 1981, which became a split season once an agreement was reached.
The 1902-1903 was the season was again a split season.