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The Astros won their only championship during the hottest World Series

Sunday, October 24th 2021, 6:05 am - On this day in weather history, the World Series would face its hottest temperatures.

This Day In Weather History is a daily podcast by Chris Mei from The Weather Network, featuring stories about people, communities and events and how weather impacted them.


October is the month where baseball season reaches the end -- the classic World Series championship. Now it's down to the best-of-seven to see who will be crowned champion.

Game 1 opened at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif. It was already a hot day on the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. At 2:45 p.m., hours before the first pitch was thrown, the temperature already hit 40°C.

It was after the first inning when the announcer at Dodger Stadium took a moment to alert the sold-out crowd of 54,253 that the current temperature was still a blazing 39.44°C. By this time, it was already after 5 p.m.

The Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 in the series. This was their first and only World Series win in franchise history. They're also the first team from Texas to win the World Series.

The scorching temperature broke the record for the hottest World Series game ever played. The previous record of 34°C was established in 2001 during Game 6 of the 2001 World Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees.

On today's podcast, Chris Mei talks about the blistering heat that was thrown before and during the game, and how it impacted the players and the outcome of the thrilling start to the World Series finals.

To learn more about the hottest World Series, listen to today's episode of "This Day In Weather History."

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