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    I was watching a documentary on HBO the other day about "The Shot Heard Round The World"

    It was well made and I really enjoyed it. This was before my time and so was Ebbets Field and the Polo Grounds. The thing I found most interesting was how small the outfield seemed in this footage of Ebbets Field. Can anyone tell me the dimensions of that ball park?
    cong

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    LF 348
    LC 351
    C 393
    Deepest RC 403
    RC at the Power Alley 352
    RF 297

    These were the final dimensions
    I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech and a Hell of an Engineer!

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    • #3
      I was watching the 7th game of the 52 World Series on ESPN classic yesterday. Again, as in the "Shot" the outfield looked substantially shorter from the home plate camera. This of course was 53 year old technology. The cameras had fixed lenses on them and I think they might have been slightly fish eyed lenses to boot. When they moved to a different camera angle, the outfield looked much larger and more in spec with the distances quoted by sschirmer.

      Cozy dimensions, but not the ridiculously short field that the TV camera images made them appear to be.

      thanks
      cong

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      • #4
        Ebbets Field

        Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, NY
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        • #5
          OUR Ebbets Field may have had a 297 down the rightfield line, BUT, WE had an extremly high wire fence that you had to hit the ball over into Bedford Avenue for a HR. I don't remember the exact height of the fence, but it was high! One needed power to hit the ball high into the air and over that fence.

          As for the other dimensions, they were pretty much in line with most of the other ballparks, at that time.

          c.

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          • #6
            The wire screen was 19 feet high, and it sat on top of a 19-foot wall, so home runs had to be at least 38' high to clear the fence.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by shlevine42
              The wire screen was 19 feet high, and it sat on top of a 19-foot wall, so home runs had to be at least 38' high to clear the fence.
              Thanks for bailing me out on this one, shlevine.

              c.

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              • #8
                Hello Brooklynites.

                I found this site. It shows all the dimensions of Ebbets Field through the years. With pics.

                http://baseball-almanac.com/stadium/stadiume.shtml

                Anyone here name the streets surrounding the Field? I can.

                I was born and raised on President st and Franklin av. I never was inside. I do remember being told not to go near the area, 10 yo at the time. When they took it down.
                Born in Brooklyn. Always a Yankee fan

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ebbets Field
                  Hello Brooklynites.

                  I found this site. It shows all the dimensions of Ebbets Field through the years. With pics.

                  http://baseball-almanac.com/stadium/stadiume.shtml

                  Anyone here name the streets surrounding the Field? I can.

                  I was born and raised on President st and Franklin av. I never was inside. I do remember being told not to go near the area, 10 yo at the time. When they took it down.
                  Welcome to BBF, Ebbets Field!

                  The location of OUR EBBETS FIELD...

                  BEDFORD AVENUE, SULLIVAN PLACE, MONTGOMERY STREET and MCKEEVER PLACE.

                  Actual address: 55 Sullivan Place!

                  c.

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                  • #10
                    I am posting this to various related threads (I guess I am pretty committed). I have researched the vast majority of published ballpark books, all the websites I could find (including this one of course), and the Hall of Fame looking for outfield shots of Ebbets field from the late 1920s and early 1930s right before the outfield grandstand was constructed. The latest I could find were from 1920. Anybody got any later preOF grandstand shots?

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