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PLAY BALL: The 3 Coldest World Series Games Ever

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Meteorologist Steve Frazier Meteorologist Steve Frazier

In celebration of the World Series, which is airing right here on Fox 9, I thought it would be fun to see how chilly some of these early fall games can actually get. This time of year in the Upper Midwest we are pretty much set up with our cold weather and have actually had time to get used to it. However, in other parts of the country, fall is a time of weather extremes. Unless the Marlins are playing the Padres, some World Series locations can get quite chilly. So, without any further ado, here are the 3 coldest World Series games of all time.

3) 2008 World Series, Game 5 in Philadelphia, PA

October 28, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park Game 5 World Series

It was the Phillies versus the Rays in game 5 on Oct 29, 2008. Believe it or not, game 5 actually started on Oct 27 during a chilly rainstorm where temperatures hovered in the 50s. The game was eventually called due to the downpour and the game did not resume until October 29th. By then, the rain was long gone, but the cold air was just getting set up. Temperature at first pitch was 44° with gusty Northwest winds and wind chills in the 30s

2) 1979 World Series, Game 1 in Baltimore, MD

It was the Pirates and Orioles, and not to date myself, I remember watching this game on TV. Not only was the first temperature 41°, but a steady rain fell during the game. The cold and wet conditions made for some clumsy actions on both teams. There were a total of 6 errors for this memorable game.

1) 1997 World Series, Game 4 in Cleveland, OH

 

Wow, trying staying on top of your game in these conditions. The temperature at first pitch was 38° with a windchill of 18°. If the cold and windy conditions weren't harsh enough, snow flurries even fell throughout the game between the Marlins and the Indians. Icy patches were also reported on the infield. To add insult to injury, the first few games of the series were played in Miami with temperature in the upper 80s.

Also, on a footnote, Major League Baseball did not keep track of weather conditions during it's games until the 1970s, so prior games could have been colder. A lot of great facts and plenty of time to research them. Don't forget, you can switch over to MY 29 for FOX 9 news at 9 during the World Series. Hope to see you there, and also back on FOX 9 for FOX @ 10 after the game.

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