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Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Rangers honor retired jerseys with dimensions at new stadium

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The dimensions at the new Texas Rangers’ ballpark will be similar to their old stadium, with slightly altered distances designed to honor the team’s retired jersey numbers.

The left field pole will be 329 feet from home plate, the 29 a reference to former third baseman Adrian Beltre’s jersey. It will be 407 feet to straightaway center field, honoring Hall of Fame catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, and 410 at the deepest points to mark Michael Young’s No. 10.

Former manager Johnny Oates’ No. 26 will be marked by the 326 feet to the right field pole at Globe Life Field.

So, what do they do if they retire more numbers?

 

QLE Posted: December 04, 2019 at 10:31 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: rangers, retired numbers, stadiums

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   1. Bote Man Posted: December 05, 2019 at 12:03 AM (#5905794)
It will be 407 feet to straightaway center field, honoring Hall of Fame catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez

They should've made it 397 to honor Pudge with the 7 and the 9 to honor franchise legend Frank Howard.
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: December 05, 2019 at 12:19 AM (#5905797)
Former #3 Wayne Tolleson must have some huge cult following or something.
   3. Itchy Row Posted: December 05, 2019 at 12:46 AM (#5905802)
That’s cheating. It should be 29 feet to left field.
   4. The Yankee Clapper Posted: December 05, 2019 at 12:52 AM (#5905803)
The Rangers will also keep their new climate controlled stadium at 34°C to honor Nolan Ryan. Still cooler than the old place.
   5. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: December 05, 2019 at 08:18 AM (#5905814)
420 feet to center right to honor Josh Hamilton.
   6. AndrewJ Posted: December 05, 2019 at 08:26 AM (#5905815)
I guess we should be grateful the Rangers never retired Eddie Gaedel's number.
   7. catomi01 Posted: December 05, 2019 at 10:27 AM (#5905855)
Former #3 Wayne Tolleson must have some huge cult following or something.


I was about to reference Wayne Tolleson in another thread...that coincidence seems unlikely.
   8. Bug Selig Posted: December 05, 2019 at 12:57 PM (#5905940)
Oates but not Ryan. Good thing they're not bitter.
   9. The Yankee Clapper Posted: December 14, 2019 at 07:41 PM (#5908746)
Bit of a setback - FIRE AT THE BDC DOME.
   10. Itchy Row Posted: December 14, 2019 at 07:52 PM (#5908747)
In honor of former reliever Steve Fireovid

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