Decision Made On Phillies, Yankees Games Amid Wildfire Smoke

By Jason Hall

June 7, 2023

Chicago White Sox v New York Yankees
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Major League Baseball has decided to postpone Wednesday (June 7) night's games at Yankee Stadium and Citizens Bank Park due to air quality issues brought on by dangerous smoke from Canadian wildfires present in both and New York City and Philadelphia, the New York and Philadelphia Phillies both confirmed in separate statements shared on their social media accounts.

"Tonight’s Yankees-White Sox game (Wednesday, June 7) is rescheduled because of poor air quality due to smoke from the Canadian wildfires and will be made up tomorrow, Thursday, June 8, as the first game of a single-admission doubleheader, which will begin at 4:05p.m.," the Yankees tweeted.

"Tonight’s game between the Phillies and the Detroit Tigers has been rescheduled due to the air quality in the Philadelphia area. The game will be made up on Thursday, June 8, at 6:05 p.m.," the Phillies wrote.

Poor air quality stemming from the more than 400 wildfires burning in Canada is reported to be affecting 18 U.S. states from New Hampshire to South Carolina, with New York City reported to currently have the worst air quality in the world, according to the tracking service IQAir.com. More than 150 forest fires were reported to be burning in Quebec on Tuesday (June 6), with more than 110 considered to be out of control.

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