ARLINGTON (April 10, 2013)—The temperature was 39 at the time of the first pitch Wednesday as the the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays played in Arlington, the coldest start ever for a day game at Rangers Ballpark and 40 degrees colder than when the two teams played Tuesday night.
With winds gusting near 20 miles per hour, it felt closer to freezing when the series finale started at 2:34 p.m. after a rain delay of 1 hour, 29 minutes.
The only colder start at Rangers Ballpark, which is in its 20th season, was a night game against Boston on April 7, 2007, when it was 38 degrees.
Texas is more known for the summer heat.
Just two seasons ago, the temperature was at least 100 degrees for 27 games at Rangers Ballpark.