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Postby Gouber » Tue Mar 30, 2004 5:17 pm

What ballpark is a better hitter's park Bank one or Fenway? My colleagues have gotten into a debate over this. I know fenway has the green monster and that robs a few homers but it is also closer to home plate.

What other factors make Bank one the better hitter's park (well I believe bank one is the better hitter's park)?

I know elevation and air is one.
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Postby canibus » Tue Mar 30, 2004 5:23 pm

I have no idea, but I like Tokyo Dome as a hitter's park ;-D
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Postby Gouber » Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:18 pm

anybody else?
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Postby Jivedude » Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:23 pm

Bank One is the bigger hitter's park. In fact, it's the 2nd biggest hitters park in baseball, partly due to the high altitude.
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Postby Ry-Guy » Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:28 pm

Fenway is definitely a better hitter's park; just look at all the records the 2003 Red Sox set. The Green Monster creates a ton of offense for teams. Many of the balls hit over or off the monster are long fly ball outs in other parks.

I know Bank One isn't really a pitchers park, but look at that wall in center field. I know I'd rather hit in Fenway than Bank One, but both are condusive to yielding nice offensive numbers for their respective players.
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Postby brdmaverick » Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:34 pm

The Green Monster may rob home runs, but those potential home runs still go for doubles. However, on the other side, the Green Monster takes a lot of potential fly ball outs and makes them doubles as well.

I like Fenway as a hitter's park, although I think much of the offense last year had to do with the quality of the players and not the park they are hitting in.
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Postby bucsfan04 » Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:37 pm

Bank One is better.
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Postby mtarail » Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:45 pm

Sporting News has the BOB ranked as the 3rd best hitters ballpark, after Colorado and KC. Fenway is #10.

I'm not sure about the Phoenix altitude, but I don't think it's far enough above sea level for the altitude to make any difference
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Postby Chopper » Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:52 pm

mtarail wrote:Sporting News has the BOB ranked as the 3rd best hitters ballpark, after Colorado and KC. Fenway is #10.

I'm not sure about the Phoenix altitude, but I don't think it's far enough above sea level for the altitude to make any difference


1100 feet. Read somewhere that you can tack 7 feet on to a flyball for every 1000 feet of altitude.


btw, Goubs, I come over here to escape threads like that one...lol...
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Postby Jivedude » Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:52 pm

mtarail wrote:Sporting News has the BOB ranked as the 3rd best hitters ballpark, after Colorado and KC. Fenway is #10.

I'm not sure about the Phoenix altitude, but I don't think it's far enough above sea level for the altitude to make any difference


Yes and KC has moved their fences back 10 feet. Also, Phoenix is about 1100 feet above sea level, I believe. And that does make a difference.
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