PLAY BALL! One of the nicest home openers ever

"Play Ball", a phrase that we have been waiting to hear since late last fall. This spring ritual is a pleasant weather experience for most of the country. However, here in the Upper Midwest, spring is not always sunshine and daffodils. 

It has been hot and steamy and cold and flaky since we started watching first pitches in 1961. There's been a trace of snow reported at the International Airport on only one day that the Twins had an outdoor opener. This was on April 23, 1972- ironically the latest outdoor home opener. The afternoon had temperatures in the low 40's with rain showers and sleet.

Check out these home opener weather extremes.

For more information on Twins home opener weather history, click on this link below from the Minnesota Climatology Working Group.

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