It was 408 feet from home plate to center field at the old Yankee Stadium. The new stadium has the same dimensions.
Yes, he was. In 1952, Mickey Mantle replaced Joe DiMaggio as the Yankees starting center fielder. Mantle originally played right field when he was brought up to the majors in 1951.
The Yankee Stadium of 1923 had a center field distance of 490 feet. Later, in 1927, the field's dimensions were changed.
On April 16, 2009, Johnny Damon singled to center, for the first hit at the new Yankee Stadium.
408 FeetCenter field in the "new" Yankee Stadium is 408 feet from home plate.
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