With two season’s worth of data in the books, it looks like that may be true.
Twins & Yankees do battle at “roomy” Target Field.
(Photo by Paul Huttner)
Recall the numbers from the 2010 inaugural season at TF.
(Data from hittrackeronline.com)
1.43 HR per game average
2nd fewest in AL (14 teams)
3rd fewest in MLB (30 teams)
Now the 2011 numbers from TF’s second season.
1.56 HR per game average
3rd fewest in AL
8th fewest in MLB
Scatter plot diagram of Target Field home runs.
Jim Thome crushes #598
Wit two seasons in the books it looks like Target Field is living up to it’s reputation as a cavernous ball park that can swallow potential home run balls that would fly out of some other parks in the majors.