Record 100-degree temp expected at first World Series game today

Posted at 8:54 AM, Oct 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-24 09:54:31-04

Tonight's baseball battle of the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers may be the hottest World Series game ever played.

Temperatures are to reach 100 degrees by the time the teams start playing in Game 1, and the MLB says it would set a World Series record. That's abnormal for Los Angeles, which averages 77 degrees this time of year.

"There's never been a Fall Classic game with a temperature tracked at or above 95 degrees, with Game 1 of the 2001 World Series (Yankees at D-backs) coming in atop the list at 94 degrees. And yes, the roof was open," says.

The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Eastern.