LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Game 1 of the first World Series in Los Angeles in nearly 30 years broke some records.
Tuesday night’s game was definitely the hottest World Series game ever. It was 103 degrees at Dodger Stadium when the first pitch was thrown, easily beating the 2001 record set in Phoenix, where the Arizona Diamondbacks hosted the New York Yankees in 94-degree heat.
Seven people had to be taken from the stadium to hospitals, likely for heat-related issues.
When the game ended with the Dodgers up 3-1 over the Astros in just two hours and 28 minutes, it also became the shortest World Series game in 25 years.
The previous shortest World Series game was Game 4 of the 1992 Series between the Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays, which took 2:21 to play.
Cody Bellinger, at 22 and 103 days, also made history as the youngest Dodger to ever play in the World Series.
In fact, CBS 2 Sports Director Jim Hill reports that the team’s youth was something of a concern, but the team’s youngsters, like Bellinger – the youngest Dodger to ever play in the World Series, and the third youngest player to hit third in a World Series game – put those doubts to bed quickly.
“We have unbelievable veteran clubhouse presence,” said Cory Seager, who returned to the team for the World Series after sitting out the NLCS. “They don’t let you get too high, they don’t let you get too low, they keep you in place. We just follow their coattails and they take care of the rest for us.”
A whopping 12 players on this year’s Dodgers had not yet been born when the team last played in the World Series in 1988.
It should also be noted that Tuesday night’s game was the first World Series in 29 years at Dodger Stadium, which is also the biggest and third-oldest stadium in Major League Baseball.
The Dodgers and the Astros face off again Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium for Game 2, with first pitch at 5:09 p.m.