View Full Version : First Base side ? Third Base side ?

09-28-2009, 02:42 AM
I found this interesting. You may not. :dunno:

Teams and ballparks with home dugouts on the first base side

Atlanta Braves (Turner Field)
Baltimore Orioles (Oriole Park at Camden Yards)
Boston Red Sox (Fenway Park)
Cincinnati Reds (Great American Ball Park)
Colorado Rockies (Coors Field)
Florida Marlins (Landshark Stadium)
Houston Astros (Minute Maid Park)
Kansas City Royals (Kauffman Stadium)
Milwaukee Brewers (Miller Park)
Minnesota Twins (Target Field in 2010)
New York Mets (Citi Field)
New York Yankees (Yankee Stadium)
Philadelphia Phillies (Citizens Bank Park)
San Diego Padres (PETCO Park)
Seattle Mariners (Safeco Field)
St. Louis Cardinals (Busch Stadium)
Tampa Bay Rays (Tropicana Field)
Texas Rangers (Rangers Ballpark in Arlington)
Washington Nationals (Nationals Park)

Teams and ballparks with home dugouts on the third base side

Arizona Diamondbacks (Chase Field)
Chicago Cubs (Wrigley Field)
Chicago White Sox (U.S. Cellular Field)
Cleveland Indians (Progressive Field)
Detroit Tigers (Comerica Park)
Los Angeles Angels (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)
Los Angeles Dodgers (Dodger Stadium)
Minnesota Twins (Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome)
Oakland A's (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)
Pittsburgh Pirates (PNC Park)
San Francisco Giants (AT&T Park)
Toronto Blue Jays (Rogers Centre)

09-28-2009, 03:15 AM
What is your purpose of that discovery?

09-28-2009, 10:40 AM
I find it interesting as growing up I always heard/thought first base side is "supposed" to be the home side.

09-28-2009, 12:17 PM
On California Third Bases Side was always the Home Team as i was growing up playing baseball

09-29-2009, 01:22 AM
When the Reds built Riverfront Stadium it was said the home dugout was on the first base side so the players would have a shorter trip to it on a hot day upon grounding out.

09-29-2009, 06:51 PM
Traditionally, home dugouts always were on the 1st Base side. While baseball diamonds were meant to be designed facing due east along the 3rd base line, that would give the 1st base side dugout the first chance at shade, and thus a break and a rest when sitting in their dugouts, while the 3rd base side would remained exposed to the sun making it more uncomfortable for the visiting players. With most games played at night now, it becomes irrelevant.

If someone were to make their diamond a different direction from the norm, then it would make sense to make the home dugout the one that gets shade earlier.