By Sally Fahey
Major League Baseball postponed Wednesday night’s games in Philly and New York due to unhealthy air quality.
Canadian wildfire smoke that turned New York’s skyline an eerie hue of orange early in the afternoon produced an air quality index that reached 392 near Yankee Stadium as team and MLB officials met to determine the status of the game against the Chicago White Sox.
That AQI is firmly in the “hazardous” threshold – any reading of 301 or higher – as defined by the Environmental Protection Agency. Air-quality postponements are handled by MLB, not host teams, and they rescheduled Wednesday’s game as a traditional doubleheader beginning today at 4 ET.
The Phillies-Detroit Tigers game will be made up tonight – previously an off day for both teams – at 6:05.