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Philly's New Stadium - Hitter or Pitcher's Park

Postby MikeD22 » Thu Mar 11, 2004 4:31 pm

the Phillies contracted Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc. (RWDI), a leading international engineering and consulting firm specializing in wind engineering issues and environmental considerations, to perform a comprehensive and sophisticated baseball trajectory study.

The Conclusions of the Baseball Trajectory Study

North winds have the most overall impact on the flight of the baseball due to the open design of the Ballpark.
West-Northwest and East winds tend to have a relatively minor effect on baseball trajectories due to the blockage provided by the Ballpark.
Batted balls are generally assisted by winds coming from the South.
Batted balls to right and center field are significantly assisted by winds from the Southwest.
In general, the greater the baseball launch angle, the greater the affect the wind will have on the ball.

The predominant wind comes from the Southwest during day games and shifts to the South for night games. Throughout the season, during night games, the data indicated there is also an increase in wind from the North

For the fan, all this applied science means at least two things: (1) If you love pitcher's duels, you can more likely experience one when the wind is blowing hard from the north and the batters are hitting the ball high into the air; and (2) If you want to increase your chances of catching a home run ball, bring your glove on a warm night when the wind is blowing from the south


Sound like balls hit to right or right center are helped by the wind. But if you look on the Phillies website the right field wall is 13.3ft tall.
Left field wall is 8ft tall.

So what'cha think, hitters or pitchers park??? or nuetral??
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Thu Mar 11, 2004 4:43 pm

in an article i read about milton it indicated the stadium was rumored to be slightly hitter friendly but i think its too early to tell right now.
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Postby Gordon Lee » Fri Mar 12, 2004 9:05 am

The park has been described as "Barry Bonds Proof" to Right. Not a good left-hander park.
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