What’s the the most-extreme venue for home runs in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League? Albuquerque? Reno? Colorado Springs? Maybe Las Vegas?
It’s Cheney Stadium in Tacoma.
Baseball America crunched the numbers from last year and found: “Tacoma home games last season featured more home runs (167) than any Triple-A park—more than Charlotte (156), Albuquerque (146) or Las Vegas (136).
“Rainiers players and pitchers accounted for about 30 percent more homers at home than on the road, though Cheney Stadium played fairly neutrally for long balls in both 2013 (104 factor) and 2014 (98).
“The low outfield walls apparently helped more fly balls find the seats in 2015.”