As neither the foul lines nor the home plate locations were shown in the atlas, these dimensions contain a small amount of uncertainty.
Bounce home runs were rare-less than one per season because (1) the stands were not close to the foul lines (except in deep left field), and (2) the outfield fences were a minimum of eight feet in height.
They still will have waiter service and access to lounges down each foul line
with free food to take to the seats and soft drinks.
Thus the left field foul line ran north-south, and the right field foul line ran east-west and was parallel to Addison Avenue.
(13) This same newspaper story stated, "Towards LC is now 35 feet more and in LC is nearly 50 feet more." (14) The increased LF-LC dimensions meant that the LF fence now ran at more than 90 degrees to the LF foul line. The land added to the ballpark was an odd-shaped area with increasing depth toward CF.
(17) This movement of the stands and home plate allowed the construction of RF-CF bleachers and at the same time an increase in the RF foul line distance from 298/299 to 318.
It appeared that Miller instinctively chased the ball after it landed in fair territory and was rolling toward the foul line
. Considering the excitement of the moment, I probably would have done the same thing.
Gilmore Field, one of the first ballparks to be built with lights, consisted of a roofed steel frame and wood single-deck grandstand and open bleachers down both foul lines that reached nearly to the left-field and right-field corners.
After the 1911 season, both foul line bleachers were extended and a section of wooden bleachers added beyond fair right field that connected to the first base bleachers, which increased capacity to about 12,000.
The playing field was laid out with the left-field foul line roughly parallel with the western sideline of the gridiron, producing a left-field dimension of 350 feet.
The stands consisted of (1) a single deck covered grandstand that curved behind home plate and stretched between first base and third base, (2) bleachers that ran along the RF and LF foul lines and converged with the foul lines in the LF and RF corners, and (3) a separate set of uncovered wooden bleachers in LF that ran from the LF foul line nearly to the clubhouse that was in CF.
The LF bleachers were angled at less than 90[degrees] to the LF foul line.
Now the LF fence and bleachers were 90[degrees] to the LF foul line. Contemporary newspaper game accounts contain references to a roof in RF during the 1912 season.
The foul pole appears to have evolved from the foul lines
"The right foul line
is, 'Do not touch the Rainy Day Fund.' The left foul line
is, 'We've got to have a tax bill to make this thing work,'" Ogden said.