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Wednesday, June 09, 2021

These 9 MLB ballparks are using humidors. What does it mean for baseball’s offensive downturn?

Where 43 percent of those balls went for home runs up to this point in 2019, only 36.8 percent have left the yard in 2021. Again, it’s nearly impossible to separate out the causes, but purely by 2019 conditions, there could have been about 296 more homers.

Houston’s Minute Maid Park and New York’s Citi Field have been markedly less friendly to those fly balls than they were in the early months of 2019, even compared to other parks around the league. St. Louis’ Busch Stadium and Miami’s loanDepot Park are among the least hitter-friendly parks, but that was also true prior to the humidor installation. Texas has switched to a new ballpark since 2019, which makes this particular comparison impossible, but it is clear the new Globe Life Field is worse for offense than its predecessor.

All of this could morph as the season goes on. Red Sox officials explained to The Athletic last season how Fenway Park’s ball storage conditions varied from the cooler, drier beginning of the season to the summer months prior to installing the humidor.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 09, 2021 at 09:55 AM | 0 comment(s)
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