RSSInside The RailCats
WICHITA, Kan. | Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, home of the Wichita Wingnuts, is an interesting case in extremes.
Built in 1934, the stadium surface is all turf, with the only dirt on the pitcher's mound. The basepaths have been painted brown to appear as dirt, so it has the facade of a baseball diamond, but the balls take a ping pong-like bounce off the surface because it's practically concrete underneath.
The walls are shorter in height than what you'd see at U.S. Steel Yard. It's 385 to a curve in right and left fields, and 400 to straight-away center. There are power alleys at about the right-center and left-center marks, which reaches about 375, so if the ball takes a good hop, it isn't playable off the wall, it'll simply jump over.
Beyond the batter's eye is downtown Wichita, tall buildings, hotels and a downtown area.
The Wingnuts are taking their batting practice until 5:15, with the RailCats on the field until 6 p.m.
Follow The Times
Not sure if you qualify to have an auction? Contact Bednar Auction Services to discuss the entire process! Call today at 312-805-1809
Visit our website at: www.bednarauctions.com
Receive 85% Off a New Patient Exam and X-rays - Now Only $44!
Stop in today!
Military Men & Women Receive 10% Off Their Purchase Every Day!
Still waters run deep…. And these waters, are not what you wan…
Hillary Smith has covered prep, pro and college sports -- and even a Dixie Baseball World Series -- for newspapers north and south of the Mason-Dixon Line since 1995.
- Petal Talk with Jean Starr
- NWI TweetUp
- How to Publish a Book of Blues. Hopefully.
- Dave Woodson: Real Estate, Mortgage and Tech
- Kevin Tracy and his most excellent contributors
- Blue County in a Red State
- The Valpo Core
- Clair Boone: Mummy Deals
- Mystified in the Middle East
Calling all bloggers
Are you a local blogger? Want to get noticed? Email us your URL/feed information to be included on our Northwest Indiana blogroll.
Are you content to let the courts rule on the fate of same-sex marriage?
- Crusaders search for answers following disappointing exitMarch 08, 2014 9:42 am
- Predicting the Horizon League ChampionshipMarch 03, 2014 5:34 pm
- A.J. Pacher tightens Horizon League raceFebruary 17, 2014 1:35 pm
- Playing to Win? Playing to Cash?February 13, 2014 9:20 pm