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October 24, 2017 - Hottest World Series on Record

Saturday, October 24th 2020, 6:09 am - At 2:45 p.m. on Oct. 24, 2017, hours before the first pitch was thrown, the temperature already reached 104 Fahrenheit (40 Celsius).

Los Angeles 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 104°F (40°C). Photo: Pixabay.

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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 104°F (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 103°F (39.44°C). By this time it was already after 5 p.m.

The scorching temperature broke the all-time record for the hottest World Series game ever played. The previous record of 94°F (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 the blistering heat that was thrown before and during the game, and how it impacted the players and outcome of the thrilling start to the World Series finals.

"This Day In Weather History” is a daily podcast by The Weather Network that features unique and informative stories from host Chris Mei.

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