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listen to the birdie - breaking ruth's record (answered)

Postby Arlo » Tue Apr 15, 2003 10:05 am

Birdie Tebbetts wrote an article for the Atlantic in 1949 while playing for the Red Sox. Therein, he talks about all sorts of things, including this:

I believe Ted [Williams] would break Babe Ruth's record of sixty home runs in a single season if he were playing at ____, ____, or ___, where the right-field barriers are short. Fenway Park's short left-field wall (315 feet from the plate) is a haven for right-handed batters, but it takes a good poke to get a homer to right.

Fill in the blanks: in which three stadiums does Tebbetts think the Splendid Splinter would have broken the Babe's record?
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Postby dinocam » Tue Apr 15, 2003 10:26 am

Yankee Stadium, Briggs Stadium (Tigers), or Sportsman's Park (st. Louis)<br><br><span class=gensmall>Accepted as answer by Arlo on 15 Apr 2003 18:28 EST.</span>
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Postby Arlo » Tue Apr 15, 2003 7:29 pm

Got it in one! Either you really know your ballparks, or you read that article more than 50 years ago... :-D
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