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Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Two main reasons why Giants, fans got iconic Oracle Park design right

Buster Posey has never done it, but Scooter Gennett has. Hunter Pence doesn’t have one, but Denard Span has five of them.

The most distinctive part of Oracle Park is not in play for the stars who have suited up for the organization but hit from the right side of the plate. In the two-decade history of the ballpark, no right-hander has hit a ball into McCovey Cove. But the list of left-handed hitters who have done it is fairly long, with 130 Splash Hits in all, including some from Span, Gennett, and guys like Tyler Colvin, Nate Schierholtz and John Bowker.

But what if right-handers were the ones taking aim at the Cove?

Over the weekend, MLB Cathedrals posted a fun photo on Twitter showing the ballpark with flipped dimensions

Some remarks on a ballpark and the appeal of its design.

 

QLE Posted: April 08, 2020 at 01:36 AM | 5 comment(s)
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