Manhattan Leaves Unique Home Field Behind
You don’t appreciate how big a baseball diamond is until you need one.
Fair territory of a baseball field with an outfield fence that remains a constant 330 feet from home plate, including in center field, has an area of 85,529 square feet, or slightly less than two acres. That area grows when you add foul territory (including batter’s boxes), dugouts, bleachers, concession stands, bathrooms and clubhouses. We grew up playing Babe Ruth and high school ball on fields that size, and it really doesn’t seem like they take up that much land—certainly a relatively successful Division I baseball team could[…]