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Baseball's Many Physical Dimensions

Baseball's Many Physical Dimensions A 'Spotters Guide' for the 30 Major League Baseball venues illustrates the shape and depth of each field in addition to the minimum and maximum height of the outfield wall. Field dimensions and fence distances in feet. Outfield wall profile from left field to right with minimum and maximum height in feet. 400 Unlike any other professional sport, baseball's contest is played upon fields that vary in size from park to park. With the exception of the infield diamond, where strict rules regulate the location and height of the pitcher's mound and distance between the bases, no two baseball fields are alike. From the geometry of the field to the distance and height of the outfield walls, the 30 cathedrals of Major League Baseball exhibit unique and distinguishing physical characteristics. (330 330 Note Vertical height exaggerated for clarity A'6" to 18 Overlapping the outlines of all 30 Major League ballparks reveals the extremes in variation from park to park. Deepest center field 436' Minute Maid Park (Astros) Straight ahead center is 435 feet. Angel Stadium Los Angeles Angels Chase Field Arizona Diamondbacks AT&T Park Busch Stadium St. Louis Cardinals Citi Field San Francisco Giants New York Mets 400 400 407 408 399 Power alley at Giants' AT&T Park o is 421 feet from home plate (330 330 339 309 336' 330 335 335' 330 Left field wall at Pirates' PNC Park Shortest center field 390' Fenway Park (Red Sox) Deepest right field line 353' Wrigley Field (Cubs) 4'6" to 18 76" to 25 Deepest left field line 355' Wrigley Field (Cubs) Center Field Citizens Bank Park Philadelphia Phillies Coors Field Colorado Rockies Dodger Stadium Los Angeles Dodgers Fenway Park Boston Red Sox Comerica Park Detroit Tigers 420' The most shallow outfield in baseball, Fenway Park's left field is offset by the infamous 'Green Monster', a 37-foot high, 231-foot long wall and popular target for right-handed hitters. Right field wall at Yankee Stadium 401 415 395 390 329 330 345 330 347 350 330 з30° 302 310 Left Field Right Field Shortest left field line Shortest right field line 302' Fenway Park (Red Sox) 6'10" to 14 8' to 14 310' Fenway Park (Red Sox) 6' to 19 4' to 8 3' to 37 Great American Ball Park Cincinnati Reds Kauffman Stadium Kansas City Royals Marlins Park Miami Marlins Miller Park Milwaukee Brewers Minute Maid Park Houston Astros A18 404 410 328 325 (330 330 344' 335 344' 345 326 The gap between the deepest and shortest outfield distances 8' to 12 10' to 16' 5' to 25 averages 47 feet. Coliseum Oakland Athletics Oriole Park Baltimore Orioles Petco Park San Diego Padres PNC Park Pittsburgh Pirates Nationals Park Most playable foul territory Coliseum (Athletics) Washington Nationals Playable foul territory can create a pitcher friendly park. Pop-ups that might otherwise land in the seats can be hauled-in by the defense for an out. 402 400 400 396 399 336' 330 330 333 336' 335 318 322 320 45 8 to 14 8' to 15' 7' to 21 8' to 11' 6' to 21 Progressive Field Cleveland Indians Rangers Ballpark Texas Rangers Rogers Centre Toronto Blue Jays Safeco Field Target Field Seattle Mariners Minnesota Twins While the typical outfield wall height is about eight to ten feet, they range widely from a scant three feet to a lofty 37 feet as illustrated by overlapping all 30 outfield wall profiles. 405 400 400 404 325 325 328" 328 331 326 339 328 Note: Vertical neight exaggerated for clarity Fenway Park's 'Green Monster is easily the tallest wall in Major League Baseball, towering 37 feet above fielders who patrol left field. At 25 feet, the highest center field wall can b the Diamondbacks" Chase Field. Fenway Park also has the shortest wall, a 3-foot high section in the right field corner near the bullpens. Hitting a ball over the 25-foot right field barrier at AT&T Park will 40 feet- 9' to 19' 8' to 14 10' 8' to 23 result in a 'splash hit into McCovey Cove. 35- Tropicana Field Tampa Bay Rays Turner Field Atlanta Braves U.S. Cellular Field Chicago White Sox Wrigley Field Chicago Cubs Yankee Stadium New York Yankees 30- 25- 404 400 400 400 20- 315 322' 335 330 330' 335 353 314 15 - 10- 5- Right Field 5' to 11'S" Left Field Center Field 116" to 15 Sources: Google Maps, MLB team sites, original research. All information current as of Opening Day 2013. 2013 Louis J. Spirito

Baseball's Many Physical Dimensions

shared by louspirito on Mar 27
The project that spawned THIRTY81 was a personal exploration of the various dimensions of Major League Ballparks. Unlike other graphics in the series that focus solely on planar field dimensions, this...




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