Here are six of the coldest, windiest games in MLB history, in honor of Friday's White Sox-Twins postponement
Friday night's White Sox-Twins game was postponed due to a forecast of cold and windy conditions at U.S. Cellular Field. The last postponement due to cold at The Cell was on April 10, 2008, also against the Twins. It's a trend in the AL Central rivalry and as the chilly winds squall in Chicago, we'll take a look back at the most windy, frigid games in MLB history:
6. April 18, 2013: Mets at Rockies
Wait… It's spring? The first pitch of Thursday's matinee featured a temperature of 28 degrees, tying a Rockies franchise record for the coldest first pitch in franchise history. Heavy snow canceled a pair of the series games earlier in the week, but the Rockies pulled off an 11-3 win in this one.
5. July 19, 2006: Braves at Cardinals
Eighty mph winds ripped through Busch Stadium just after the National Anthem. The strong gusts blew out press box windows, overturned portable concession stands and destroyed the tarp to cover the field.
The game was delayed two hours and 12 minutes before the Cardinals defeated the Braves, 8-3. Surprisingly, only two homers were hit in the game.
4. October 28, 2008: World Series Game 5, Rays at Phillies
On the verge of becoming World Series champions, pouring rain put the Phillies' celebrations on hold. With the score knotted up 2-2 in the sixth inning, a light drizzle seemed to turn into a monsoon at Citizen Bank Park. With the infield nearly underwater, the game was suspended to make it the first World Series game ever put on hold.
3. April 9, 1996: "The Snow Game," Royals at Yankees
A snowstorm welcomed Derek Jeter to the big leagues. On Opening Day, torrential snow fell from the sky. With weather dropping to the mid-30's, it earned the moniker as "The Snow Game." Despite players having trouble seeing the ball, the Yankees won, 7-3.
2. July 11, 1961: MLB All-Star Game
How windy does it have to be to get physically blown off the mound? Just ask former Giants pitcher Stu Miller. With a 3-2 lead in the ninth for the National League, a sudden gust of wind threw Miller off the hill in his windup. The balk sent in the tying run to send the game into extra innings. The NL would eventually win 5-4 in the 10th.
1. October 22, 1997: World Series Game 4, "The Snow Globe Game," Marlins at Indians
It was the coldest game in World Series history. With snow falling and the temperature at 38 degrees (and a wind chill of 18), players and fans did and wore anything and everything in their power to keep warm. The Indians won, 10-3.
-- Evan Vladem / MLB.com Real-Time Correspondent