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Baseball’s Many Dimensions – Infographic

29 Apr

Baseball’s Many Physical Dimensions

Unlike most professional sports, there has never been a standard size for an entire baseball field.  Outside of the rules stating that there are 90 feet between bases and that the pitching rubber must be 60 feet, 6 inches from home plate the rest of the field is fair game.  This leads to some very interesting configurations and looks to different stadiums.  What was once a product of placement (both Fenway Park and Wrigley Field were build on existing asymmetrical city blocks) has now given way to intentionally designed asymmetry as seen in Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia, or perfect symmetry like that in the Rogers Centre in Toronto (one of only two MLB parks still using Astroturf — the other being Tropicana Field in Tampa).  Today’s infographic takes a look at all these unique parks, including an overlay to show how most are actually quite similar as well — until you hit those tricky outfield corners that is!   [VIA]

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Posted by on April 29, 2014 in Infographics

 

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