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Are there restrictions on how an owner can design his park ? If it was me in charge, it would be 600 feet to center field and 500 feet down the lines.

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why? some, maybe most, fans come to see home runs. the short answer is...yes. the infield dimensions are set in stone...90' between bases and 60'6" rubber to plate. the outfield is a bit more elastic.

https://www.mlb.com/glossary/rules/field-dimensions


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I was thinking......more inside-the-park home runs, more triples. More insane catches in the outfield. This is something Bill Veeck might have done.

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OK,OK.....I realize this was pie-in-the-sky. But no comments at all ? So fan seating will be odd in the outfield...but 3 huge TV screens will fix that.

Outfielders play in close..trouble. They play back..trouble. MLB rules will soon eliminate infielders from playing on outfield grass, so no 4 outfielders.

Oh, I forgot about owners giving up 100,000 square feet of space for concessions and parking. This might be the death knell....

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Posted: 09/03/21 11:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I kinda' recall back in the late 70's that George Steinbrenner moved/ directed the outfield fence/ wall of the newly renovated Yankee Stadium to make a smaller outfield so that the Jacksons, Munsons, Nettles, Murcurs, et.al. could hit more home runs.

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