The Polo Grounds

SDS

What would you think about an option to play at the Polo Grounds per 1930 NL rules? The National League introduced the ground rule double in 1931.

There are countless videos out there of players hitting 475' doubles at the park. I hit one myself a few minutes ago, though I think that it was closer to 490' as it bounced in the right field corner.

I also hit three flyball outs that each flew about 450', but that's just part of the game and in large part a result of smart positioning by my opponent, who kept his outfield deep and threw a ton of fastballs. PSA, by the way... check where the auto-shift has your outfielders in this park. After Juan Soto hit a long triple which my 99 Speed outfielders got nowhere near, I checked and found that the outfield depth was auto-set to shallow... in the Polo Grounds. Ha!

SDS

Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but how would that change anything? Ground rule doubles really don't happen at Polo, at least at anytime I've played I can't remember a single one

SDS

What he’s suggesting is that ground rule doubles count as home runs there, which was a rule up until 1931 in the NL

SDS

@eatyum said in The Polo Grounds:

Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but how would that change anything? Ground rule doubles really don't happen at Polo, at least at anytime I've played I can't remember a single one

I've had them against the back wall. Very frustrating, but since I never choose to play there, it's a nominal ask.

Logic says they cannot code it that way for one park. The park is merely a skin.

SDS

Surely they code ground rules into the game, for example at Tampa's dump.