2. A change in curvature over right field makes it easier to hit home runs
During the inaugural season in their new stadium, the Yankees broke their home run record by hitting 237 home runs within their stadium. Some chalked this up to beginner’s luck; however, it is scientifically proven that it is easier to hit a home run in the new stadium.
Right field is shorter by 4 to 5 feet on average and up to 9 feet in some spots. This is due to the elimination of the gentle curve from right field to center field that the original Yankee Stadium featured. The new stadium’s dimensions are the same as the stadium in which Babe Ruth hit 259 home runs. However, there is a wall that is 2 feet shorter than a nearly identical wall in the original stadium.