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Why are the foul poles closer than the center field fence in respect to home run distances?

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2006-01-21 19:09:10
2006-01-21 19:09:10

Official baseball rule 1.04 paragraph (a) Any playing field constructed by a professional club after June 1, 1958 shall provide a minimum distance of 325 feet from home base to the nearest fence, stand or other osbstuction on the right and left field foul lines, and a minimum distance of 400 feet to the center field fence. No exixting playing field shall be remodeled after June 1, 1958 in such a manner as to reduce the distance from home base to the foul poles and to the center field fence below the minimum distance specified in paragraph (a) above.

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