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  • The day the great wall of Cheney got Zapped

    Former manager Dan Rohn said it couldn't be done, but on Sept. 1, 2004, Rainiers first baseman A.J. Zapp became the first player to hit a home run over the giant 29-foot centerfield wall in Cheney Stadium.

Former manager Dan Rohn said it couldn't be done, but on Sept. 1, 2004, Rainiers first baseman A.J. Zapp became the first player to hit a home run over the giant 29-foot centerfield wall in Cheney Stadium. Courtesy Tacoma Rainiers and A.J. Zapp
Former manager Dan Rohn said it couldn't be done, but on Sept. 1, 2004, Rainiers first baseman A.J. Zapp became the first player to hit a home run over the giant 29-foot centerfield wall in Cheney Stadium. Courtesy Tacoma Rainiers and A.J. Zapp

Five HRs to remember: Known as a pitcher’s park, Cheney Stadium has seen some epic long balls

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