This isn’t the first time Tampa Bay Rays have played Royals on snowy Kansas City day


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Spring snow in Kansas City isn’t a rare occurrence, but it happening when the Tampa Bay Rays are in town is more of one.

The two teams are scheduled to play Tuesday evening after snow fell much of the morning. First pitch was 7:10 p.m.

This isn’t the first time the Rays have found themselves suiting up to play ball after a day of snow at Kauffman Stadium.

The Rays were also in Kansas City in May 2013 to play the Royals. Snow blanketed the metro that day, too.

Back then Salvador Perez, Alcides Escobar and Eric Hosmer were all on the same team. In the pictures from 2013, they looked like they couldn’t believe what was happening.

The game was eventually postponed because of snow at the end of the fourth inning. The Royals were up 1-0 at the time.

The official measurement at KCI Airport was 1/2 inch of snow on May 2, 2013. It was only the second time it’s snowed during May in Kansas City since records have been kept. The other time was in 1907.

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