The dimensions of Borchert Field certainly made for some "interesting baseball". The stadium was barely 268 feet down the lines (about 65 feet shorter than the average ballpark today) and even centerfield was just 392 feet away (today the average is about 410 to center). A short pop-up down the left field line was an easy home run. If you look at the above photograph, you can see just how close the LF foul pole was to home plate… striking fear into any pitcher who came in to this ballpark. Surprisingly, despite the cozy dimensions... Borchert Field would never become the hitters haven that it should have been and the obvious home run threat never really materialized.