Angel Stadium's wall markers get 'true distance' updates

Angel Stadium's wall markers get 'true distance' updates

ANAHEIM -- The numbers on the outfield walls are different, but no, Angel Stadium's dimensions have not changed.

The left-field line has gone from 330 feet to 347. Left-center has gone from 387 to 390. Center field went from 400 to 396. And down the right-field line, where the fence curves in similar to Fenway Park, the sign has gone from 330 to 350.

Tim Mead, Angels vice president of communications, said the numbers now read "true distance," accounting for the exact distance from home plate based on where the number is located. Last year, the number closest to the foul pole was reflecting the distance down the line, even though the sign sits 15 to 20 feet away from it.

"Now," Mead said, "we're actually just putting the correct number of where those distances are."

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