"Play Ball" will soon be heard at Target Field again this season. On Monday April 7, the Minnesota Twins will hold their first home game in Downtown Minneapolis. For most parts of the country, the first week of April is warm and most likely sunny, but this is Minnesota and we play differently here. Below is a graph of the temperatures for all the home openers at Target Field. I've also noted the wins and losses for the Twins, just to the left of the dates.
Tomorrow, we will enjoy a bit warmer temps than we endured last season when we were barely above freezing. A few passing showers, and temps in the mid 50s, will greet the fans on opening day 2014.
The Twins were protected against the elements in the Dome from 1981 through 2009. Before the Dome, the Twins played out in the elements at Metropolitan Stadium from 1961-1981.
METROPOLITAN STADIUM 1981 COURTESY WIKIPEDIA
During that 20 year span, the Twins endured some of there most brutal temps and weather conditions. Below is a list of the those early years, courtesy of the Minnesota State Climatology Office.
As you can see, we only had the flakes fly once, and that was during the 1972 home opener again the Oakland Athletics. It looks like Oakland will have a warmer reception this year, weather wise at least.
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