Wind could play major factor at Wrigley for World Series Game 3

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CHICAGO -- The weather at Wrigley Field, and more specifically the winds at the 102 year ballpark, could have an effect on the game Friday night.

Alan Nathan, a Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Illinois at Champaign, says the forecast winds of 20 to 35 miles per hour blowing out to left centerfield could push a fly ball hit in that direction an additional 65 to 70 feet.

Nathan has written several articles on the physics and baseball and he calculates a wind of just 5 miles per hour can aid a ball’s flight by near 19 feet.