While I’m working on getting my pitch-by-pitch database up and running, I decided to have a little fun looking at the average game time weather conditions in the 30 major league ballparks, based on the weather information from Gameday.

The windiest park? AT&T/Pacbell/whatever it is these days in San Francisco. The calmest park? Besides the Metrodome (when they’re not turning on the air conditioning to blow opponents’ home run balls back into play), it is Safeco Field in Seattle. The following shows the average game time wind speed for each park. For parks with retractable roofs, the data is only for games when the roof was open at game time (and a wind speed was recorded).

Home Wind #Games
sfn 17 52
oak 14 58
nyn 12 54
bos 12 58
tor 12 31
tex 11 54
flo 11 57
cha 11 54
mil 11 31
was 10 58
phi 10 52
det 10 50
nya 10 58
hou 10 13
sdn 9 57
cle 9 60
chn 9 57
kca 9 55
sln 9 50
ari 9 29
atl 9 59
col 8 52
pit 8 58
bal 8 52
cin 8 53
ana 8 51
lan 7 58
tba 6 3
sea 4 48
min 0 0

The hottest park? Arizona’s Chase Field. The coldest park? San Francisco. Having experienced July in San Francisco and agreeing with Mark Twain’s sentiments, I can certainly believe that the new park is both the windiest and coldest on average. All thirty parks are listed below in order of average game time temperature.

Home Temp
ari 84
flo 81
tex 79
bal 78
atl 78
sln 77
was 75
cin 74
col 74
hou 74
kca 73
phi 73
tba 72
ana 72
mil 72
tor 71
det 71
pit 71
nya 71
nyn 71
lan 70
min 70
chn 69
cle 68
sdn 68
bos 67
cha 66
sea 64
oak 63
sfn 63
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