Not all home runs are equal. Depending on the stadium, sluggers either salivate at the thought of a smaller outfield or go in just hoping for a base hit. These are the 10 ballparks that have proven to be the easiest places to knock a baseball out of the park.
Citizens Bank Park
Sluggers love their at-bats in Philadelphia. To give you a sense of how frequent home runs occur here, 2.16 were hit per game in 2012.
Minute Maid Park
Minute Maid Park is set aside from other parks by its abnormally small porch (315 ft), which invites tons of home runs over the season.
Despite the intense Arizona heat, hitters look forward to coming to Chase Field. The ballpark was home to 2.15 home runs per game in 2012.
Milwaukee’s Miller Park sees tons of home runs every year. In 2012, it was home to a total of 230 for the season–and that was without Prince Fielder.
When the new Yankee Stadium was built, it was done so with home runs in mind. In 2012, it just bested Miller Park, hosting a season total of 231 home runs.
Globe Life Park
The Rangers’ ballpark hosts consistently high counts of home runs. In 2012, Globe Life Park was home to just under 2.5 home runs per game.
2012 was a particularly eventful year for Baltimore Orioles fans. Their ballpark, Camden Yards, was home to a stunning 2.78 home runs per game.
Great American Ballpark
Over the years, Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark has proven to be a reliable place for high home run totals. Since it opened in 2003, its averaged around 200 home runs per season.
Guaranteed Rate Field
You might not expect the windy city to host too many home runs, but in 2012 it did. Guaranteed Rate Field 229 home runs for the season.