Baseball

1957 New York Giants (NL)
Stadium: the Polo Grounds
Polo Grounds  Polo Grounds
Willie Mays
outfield
Willie Mays
Ray Jablonski
3rd base
Ray Jablonski
Hank Sauer
outfield
Hank Sauer

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Posted by paktype at 8:36 am (PDT) on Fri March 18, 2016   
Crazy place to play baseball. The Polo Grounds was shaped like a horseshoe due to land constraints. The fences down the left and right field lines were just 258 feet from home plate, by far the shortest fences in baseball (Yankee Stadium's famous "short porch" in right field is 314 feet from home plate by contrast.) The center field fence, on the other hand, was 440 feet from home plate. Players knew that they only needed to hit a pop fly down the line and they could get a cheap home run.

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