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Doktor Ivel
10-12-2005, 09:29 PM
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and what field do you think is the hardest to hit homeruns out of?

Ray Finkle
10-12-2005, 09:33 PM
????
and what field do you think is the hardest to hit homeruns out of?

I'm not sure which park is the biggest, my guess would be McAFee Stadium in Oakland (A's), Comerica Park in Detriot (Tigers park) or Petco Park in San Diego.

As for hardest to hit home runs in (not in any order):

Dolphin Stadium (Marlins)
Shea Stadium (Mets)
Dodger Stadium (Dodgers)
Comerica Park (Tigers)
Safeco Field (Seattle)
Petco Park (Padres)
McAFee Stadium (A's)
Washington Nationals' park

I might be missing a few though.

Doktor Ivel
10-12-2005, 09:37 PM
which has the deepest center field?

Ray Finkle
10-12-2005, 09:40 PM
which has the deepest center field?

I believe it's Dolphin Stadium at 434 feet in center field.

PHINATIC13
10-12-2005, 09:44 PM
I believe it's Dolphin Stadium at 434 feet in center field.

Isn't Fenway like 440 in center? or am I spacing?

Ray Finkle
10-12-2005, 10:00 PM
Isn't Fenway like 440 in center? or am I spacing?

The deepest part of Fenway is 420 in center field.

Of course the all time deepest center field would be the Polo Grounds where the New York Giants played. I think it was at least 480 maybe 500 feet dead CF.

Doktor Ivel
10-12-2005, 10:25 PM
what is the easiest to hit out of?

Ray Finkle
10-12-2005, 10:33 PM
what is the easiest to hit out of?

Coors Field in Colorado I'd say due to the small field and with the thin air the ball travels very easy and very far.

NJFINSFAN1
10-12-2005, 10:46 PM
I thought it was Washington?

RWhitney014
10-12-2005, 10:52 PM
RFK Stadium in DC is the consistently-largest field in baseball when you're talking left to right. It yielded the fewest homers this season; Dolphins Stadium was second, thanks in part to its very large Teal Towers that stretch from about 10 to the right of the left field foul pole to just left of dead center, where it is 434. Dead center is actually a little more shallow, at 404.

Comerica used to be the hardest, but they moved the fences in about 10-20 feet after players complained. Petco in San Diego is also very tough.

It is a misnomer that Coors Field is an easy homer park. It is a great offensive park because of all of the runs scored, but that is largely because they made the power alleys deep to prevent homers...well, deep alleys mean huge gaps, which in time turn singles to doubles and doubles to triples.

Turner Field in Atlanta and McAfee Coliseum in Oakland are the hardest to score runs in, according to http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/stats/parkfactor

Ray Finkle
10-12-2005, 11:51 PM
RFK Stadium in DC is the consistently-largest field in baseball when you're talking left to right. It yielded the fewest homers this season; Dolphins Stadium was second, thanks in part to its very large Teal Towers that stretch from about 10 to the right of the left field foul pole to just left of dead center, where it is 434. Dead center is actually a little more shallow, at 404.

Comerica used to be the hardest, but they moved the fences in about 10-20 feet after players complained. Petco in San Diego is also very tough.

It is a misnomer that Coors Field is an easy homer park. It is a great offensive park because of all of the runs scored, but that is largely because they made the power alleys deep to prevent homers...well, deep alleys mean huge gaps, which in time turn singles to doubles and doubles to triples.

Turner Field in Atlanta and McAfee Coliseum in Oakland are the hardest to score runs in, according to http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/stats/parkfactor

Yeah exactly what he said.... :lol:

QB2RonnieTD23
10-13-2005, 09:14 AM
I used to think it was the Detroit ballpark. But then i saw Bobby Abreu go yard 41 times during the derby, and of course the other players hit also. Then again hitting 75 mph fast balls from 50 year old men might not classify as real "hitting".

Roman529
10-13-2005, 03:08 PM
Tony Gwynn said that PETCO park in San Diego had the most outfield room....I don't know if he knows this for fact, but I assume he would know what he is talking about...I think he did not did not mean the depest centerfield but the most overall acreage in the outfield. Coors Field here in Colorado also has a lot of space but despite the thin air, there were about 5-6 other parks that gave up more homers than Coors. I guess it depends what you mean by deepest field???

MikeO
10-13-2005, 03:46 PM
Washington has the largest park I believe

FIN-IN-RI
10-14-2005, 07:43 PM
Washington has the largest park I believe

yeah alright.. :rolleyes:

nyjunc
10-15-2005, 08:02 AM
The deepest part of Fenway is 420 in center field.

Of course the all time deepest center field would be the Polo Grounds where the New York Giants played. I think it was at least 480 maybe 500 feet dead CF.

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

They had that section that just went to dead center, that must have been crazy if a player actually ran through there and caught a ball.

Muck
10-15-2005, 08:40 AM
http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

WTF is that?? What were they thinking?? :lol:

nyjunc
10-15-2005, 09:01 AM
WTF is that?? What were they thinking?? :lol:

It's actually not as bad as I thought, I thought it was skinner but there's alot of room out there. here are some pics:

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2005/10/Polo_Grounds1940s-1.jpg

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2005/10/polo8JPG-1.jpg

FIN-IN-RI
10-15-2005, 09:12 AM
lol thats pretty cool :lol:

nyjunc
10-15-2005, 09:17 AM
I love the old ballparks, it's too bad I never got to go to most of them including old yankee Stadium as I wasn't born when it was in use.

RWhitney014
10-15-2005, 11:19 AM
Why would they get rid of something like that? Whose idea was it to replace those with cookie-cutter Astroturf monstrosities where tarps eat players?

CalDolFan10x14
10-15-2005, 04:21 PM
Is Houston's Minute Maid the deepest in centerfield at 435?

DanStillStands
10-18-2005, 11:12 AM
It's actually not as bad as I thought, I thought it was skinner but there's alot of room out there. here are some pics:

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2005/10/Polo_Grounds1940s-1.jpg

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2005/10/polo8JPG-1.jpg

Those are some great pics!!