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patrick marks, little rock, AR -- Mar 29, 2013 15:14 PM
10 visit(s). My rating: 8
I enjoy your website. It was especially interesting to look at the layout of the Polo Grounds. What a strange place. In case you're interested, I have data on Park Effects for all years from 1918 to the present. It might be a nice addition to your site.

Mark R, Houston, TX -- Jun 04, 2018 14:50 PM
5 visit(s). My rating: 5
I went to several games at the old Colts stadium. We were just happy to have a MLB team. The conditions as described were indeed miserable. The heat, humidity, and mosquitoes kept many away. The players could be seen on the field swatting their arms and faces fighting off mosquitoes. Occasionally a brisk SE breeze helped, but made home runs to right nearly impossible. Home runs in general were rare. I watched many a ball crushed only to reach the warning track or knocked down by wind. Never heard of anyone hitting one over centerfield where a 30 ft wall sat 420 ft away. Along came the Astrodome which was amazing. I miss it.

Val Slight, Dallas, TX -- Feb 10, 2019 11:49 AM
1 visit(s). My rating: 5
After trying to tune in StLous baseball on your transister radio we were thrilled to get Major League baseball so close even if it was 500 miles away. We took a sponsered school bus to Houston. What I remember to this day was coming to our seats and the huge expanse of green grass overwhelmed me. It was a green ocean. The Colt 45's where played the Cincinnati Reds. There was this one player that was everywhere, got a walk and tore down to first base. Pete Rose rookie year. Frank Robinson played for the Reds then. He fouled a pitch and it hit this lady right in the face. The game was stopped to carry her out. The next pitch Frank hit it completely out of the stadium. Thanks for letting me tell about that 50 years later.

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