Indians vs. Marlins in 1997 had coldest World Series game on record

CLEVELAND-- It's been 19 years since the Cleveland Indians won the American League pennant. But the 1997 World Series was memorable for another reason.

Game 4 on Oct. 22, 1997 at Jacobs Field in Cleveland was the coldest World Series game on record, according to AccuWeather.com. Major League Baseball started tracking weather records in the 1970s.

The temperature was just 38 degrees when the first pitch was thrown and wind chills dipped to 18 degrees. Patches of ice formed on the infield and snowflakes flew during the game.

It was a bit of shock for the Florida Marlins. Games 1 and 2 were played in Miami so temps stayed in the upper 80s.

The Indians won the game 10-3 with home runs from Manny Ramirez and Matt Williams. But Florida would go on to win the 1997 World Series in the 11th inning of Game 7.

As for this year's World Series, expect temperatures in the upper 40s for Game 1 in Cleveland Tuesday night.

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