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Orioles alter left-field wall at Camden Yards

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Robert Sobus, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5

The still left-industry wall at Camden Yards is underneath development in an effort to lessen the range of residence runs in the famed hitter’s ballpark.

In an e mail sent to Birdland members, it read the still left-field wall would be pushed back again as substantially as 30 ft though the peak of the wall would also be lifted.

“For the start off of the 2022 time, the length from household plate to the still left area wall will be pushed back again as significantly as 30 feet, in various increments at distinct points in the wall, and the peak will increase close to 5 toes,” the electronic mail read through. “By pushing again the remaining field wall, we have established a enjoying subject that is truthful for both pitchers and hitters.”

Look at: Initial search at the new left-discipline wall

The previous proportions at Camden Yards were 333 feet to still left and 364 feet to still left-center. The wall was 7 feet higher.

Very last time, Camden Yards observed the most residence operates of any ballpark with 277. That was 27 more than the runner-up.

“While Oriole Park will remain a hitter’s ballpark, it will no extended be an outlier among the parks,” the email go through.

Development is expected to be concluded by Opening Working day.

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