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Do the Red Sox win more in the rain? Heat?

The Sox by numbers.

Raining, sweating, winning?
The good news is, you're not imagining things: 2013 has so far been one of the hottest and wettest summers on record for Boston. And the better news? The Red Sox tend to have a slightly better record when the summers are miserable. This may just be statistical noise. But on the off chance it isn't, we'll take one for the team.
Weather data use months of June, July, August, and September.
Temperature
74.45ºF (2009)
82.05ºF (1983)
Precipitation
1.62 inches/month (1983)
5.30 inches/month (1982)
Red Sox %
0.383 (1965)
0.607 (1978)

SOURCES: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Major League Baseball

Chiqui Esteban/Globe Staff, Alvin Chang for the Boston Globe

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