It was hot at Dodgers stadium this week. A record high for a World Series game on Tuesday, followed by another scorcher on Wednesday. There were also a lot of home runs, another record, in fact in Game Two. KCRW's Steve Chiotakis chats with professor emeritus Alan Nathan at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign about the physics of baseball and how temperatures affect the long ball.
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