Twenty-five ballparks have natural grass surfaces, while five have artificial turf. Eight ballparks do not have corporate naming rights deals: Angel Stadium, Dodger Stadium, Fenway Park, Kauffman Stadium, Nationals Park, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Wrigley Field, and Yankee Stadium.
Unlike the NFL, which features a 50-50 split between natural grass and turf venues, just five MLB franchises play their home games on turf — and that number only recently increased, after the Arizona Diamondbacks, Texas Rangers, and Miami Marlins opted to make the switch to faux grass in 2020.
With a seating capacity of 56,000, the Los Angeles Dodgers' home ground is the biggest stadium in the MLB. Opened in 1962, the stadium cost over US$197 million to build.
12. Minute Maid Park (Houston Astros) With the deepest center field of any park in baseball—one that features a flagpole and hill that are in play—you'd think that Minute Maid Park in Houston would be more of a pitcher's park than a hitter's park.
1. Coors Field, Colorado. Coors Field in Colorado offers the perfect storm of altitude, wind and dry air for the home run ball to flourish. The Rockies fielded a Troy Tulowitzki-less team in 2012 consisting of players unknown to the average fan coming into the season.
Since the 1970s, the Point Loma Nazarene University Sea Lions have been lucky to call this seaside oasis -- dangling ever so gently off downtown San Diego -- home. Baseball writer Kevin Kernan gave the ballpark its "Most Scenic" moniker in the mid-'90s -- a trademark the school has run with ever since.
No estimate has ever been given for its length, although it is safe to say it was easily over 500 feet, and may have approached 600 feet. A tremendous blast by any standards. In a single game Mantle hit two homers that were longer than most major league players hit in a career!
Joey Meyer 582 Feet (1987)
The longest ever verified home run didn't happen in the MLB, it happened in the Triple-A. In 1987, Joey Meyer, playing for the Triple-A Denver Zephyrs, launched this ball astonishing 582 feet home run. Joey Meyer's home run is the longest homer ever recorded on video.
There are 30 stadiums in use by Major League Baseball (MLB) teams. The oldest ballpark is Fenway Park in Boston, home of the Boston Red Sox, which opened in 1912. The newest stadium is Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, home of the Texas Rangers, which opened in 2020.
Currently, West Coast Turf provides the natural turfgrass for several MLB ballparks in California. Those parks include: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Oracle Park (formerly AT&T Park) in San Francisco, Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, and RingCentral Coliseum, in Oakland.
Since 2000, the Yankee Stadium grass has come from East Coast Sod & Seed in Pilesgrove, NJ. The sod farm there was purchased in 2000 by Long Island-based DeLea Sod Farms, from whom the Yankees had, on an on and off basis, purchased their field grass over the four decades preceding the opening of the current Stadium.
FENWAY PARK, Boston: This fabled and historic ballpark first opened in 19112. It has a capacity of 37,499 individuals who staunchly come to support the Red Sox playing on turf of Kentucky bluegrass.
1. Oracle Park (San Francisco Giants) The perfect combination of location, design, food and fans. A day or night with the Giants in this gem is something that should be at the top of every baseball fan's bucket list.
Chadwick used S for sacrifice and chose K for strikeout. He did so because K is the prominent letter of the word "strike," which was used more frequently than strikeout. Some scorers use a forward K for a swinging strikeout, a backward K for a batter caught looking.
Five home runs in a game has been achieved four times: Pete Schneider (1923), Lou Frierson (1934), Cecil Dunn (1936) and Dick Lane (1948). In the pre-professional era, Lipman Pike also hit five home runs in 1866.
Red Sox ownership told The Athletic that with all of the upgrades already made at Fenway over the last 20 years, the park will remain viable for future generations to enjoy.
Great American Ballpark.
Great American Ballpark consistently leads the National League in the amount of home runs it gives up. It gives up more home runs to right handed hitters than any other Major League ballpark. In 2015, Great American Ballpark gave up 183 home runs total and 2.26 home runs per game.
PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates)
A beautiful stadium located along the Allegheny River, PNC Park is just one of the best places to play baseball in MLB The Show 21. The perfectly manicured “PIRATES” cut into the lawn beyond the wall in center field is so exquisite that you just have to hit a home run squarely onto it.