There has been a lot of talk in 2013 about how well-hit balls that would be home runs in many other ballparks around the country are not making it out of TD Ameritrade Park. Fans are calling for moving the outfield in to return the glory days of “the long ball”.
Below is a breakdown of home runs during the College World Series (CWS) over the last ten years followed by a few factors that seem to have led to a reduction in home run numbers.
|Year||Home runs||Games||Avg per game|
- The NCAA standardized BBCOR bats for all teams in 2010 – the last yearof the CWS at Rosenblatt Stadium.
- The CWS was first played at TD Ameritrade Park in 2011.
- The distance from home plate to the outfield walls is identical at TD Ameritrade as at Rosenblatt.
- Batters face southeast at TD Ameritrade and faced northeast at Rosenblatt. Summertime winds in Omaha tend to prevail from the south.