Bone-chilling conditions await Marlins-Twins

Snow piled up near downtown Minneapolis

Snow piled up near downtown Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — As if the Marlins haven’t already had a chilly reception to their road trip. Now the club must brace for some really blustery conditions.

After losing three of four at Cincinnati, Miami now will take on the elements as well as the Twins at Target Field.

The temperature in Minneapolis was 37 degrees, and it is expected to dip to 34 by game-time.

If the first pitch conditions are indeed 34, it will match the second coldest start to any game in Marlins’ history.

On April 10, 2000 at Milwaukee, the first pitch came at 34 degrees.

The coldest game in club history is 29 degrees, on April 8, 1997 at Wrigley Field.

Getting off the plane, the Marlins were greeted by snow on the ground in the Minneapolis area.

Since 2006, the Marlins only once have started at game below 40 degrees — April 26, 2006 at the Cubs.

Many Marlins’ fans remember the coldest playoff game in club history — at Cleveland during the 1997 World Series. The temperature was 38 degrees that day.

Coldest Games in Marlins History

(based on temperature at game time; includes postseason)

April 8, 1997 at Chicago Cubs 29

April 10, 2000 at Milwaukee 34

April 10, 1997 at Cubs 37

Sept. 24, 2000 at Colorado 37

Oct. 22, 1997 at Cleveland 38 (World Series)

Sept. 22, 2000 at Colorado 38

April 24, 1993 at Colorado 39

April 26, 2006 at Cubs 39

April 13, 1997 at Cincinnati 40

Sept. 23, 2000 at Colorado 40

April 12, 2000 at Milwaukee 41

Joe Frisaro

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