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    Dodgers to play at the LA Coliseum


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    Torre could probably mash one out to left!

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    Red Sox right? If I remember this has been in the works for awhile now as part of their Think Cure campaign. Great cause. Hope it brings a lot of people out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iahawkeyejet View Post
    Red Sox right? If I remember this has been in the works for awhile now as part of their Think Cure campaign. Great cause. Hope it brings a lot of people out.
    Yeah.

    March 29 exhibition game between the Dodgers and Red Sox

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    Pretty cool. What are the dimensions at the left field foul pole? It looks pretty short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliec View Post
    Pretty cool. What are the dimensions at the left field foul pole? It looks pretty short.

    Here ya go, Paulie.

    Info from www.ballparks.com (a fun site).

    Dimensions: Left field: 250 (1958), 251.6 (1959); left center: 320 at end of screen rectangle; left center where the fence met the wall: 425 (1958), 417 (1959); center field: 425 (1958), 420 (1959); right center: 440 (1958), 375 (1959), 394 (1960), 380 (1961); right center where the fence met the wall: 390 (1958), 333 (1959), 340 (1960); right field: 301 (1958), 300 (1959); backstop: 60 (1958), 66 (1959); foul territory: very large on third baseline and very small on first baseline.

    Fences: Left field: 40 (screen, 1958), 42 (screen, 1959), 60 (2 support towers for screen, 1958); left center: 40 (fence, 1958), from foul pole 140 feet into left center, 42 sloping to ground at a 30-degree angle from 320 mark to 348 mark for a distance of 24 feet (1959 to 1960), 4 steps down from 42 to 8, first step left corner 42 sloping to 41, second step 31, third step 20, fourth step 12 (1961); right of screen in left center: 8 (wire); center field to right field: 6 (wire); right field corner: 4 (concrete).




    The Dodgers played at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for four years while they waited for Dodger Stadium to be completed. Built for football, the stadium was ill-suited for baseball. However, the Dodgers made the best of it. A high screen served as the left field fence to compensate for its extremely short distance from home plate. Wally Moon, who played outfield for the Dodgers, became famous for lifting pop flies known as "Moon shots" over the fence.

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    About the short left field fence, Don Drysdale once complained that he kept scraping his knuckles against it every time he went into his wind-up.

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