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Ballparks were much larger in the 1920s than they are today, especially in center field. The old ballpark that the Boston Braves played in was 550 feet to straight away center. The Polo Grounds was 455 feet to center. Teams then valued bat control and sacrificing and hitting behind the runner more than they did the home run. Babe Ruth changed all that, though. And once the fans became enamored with the home run, as stadiums were built, their dimensions became smaller and smaller.

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