The Heat Is On for World Series Opener, Literally

It's expected to be 97 degrees when game begins in LA, the hottest World Series game ever
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2017 1:04 PM CDT
Opener Likely to Be Hottest World Series Game Ever
Finishing touches are put onto the World Series logo Monday on the field at Dodgers Stadium before media day for baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles.   (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)

As the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros open the World Series Tuesday night at 5:08pm local time in Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles is expected to be about 97 degrees. That would be a record high for a World Series game, the New York Times reports; the current record was set in 2001 in Arizona, when the Diamondbacks played the Yankees in 94-degree weather. Angelenos have been under a late-year heat wave; temperatures are again expected to reach into the triple digits earlier Tuesday after hitting 102 degrees Monday. "It's the hottest temperature recorded in downtown LA this late in the calendar year," a National Weather Service meteorologist tells LA Weekly. (More World Series stories.)

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