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Why new Yankee Stadium is HR-friendly

Slightly different dimensions not only reason for power surge in Bronx

Updated: June 30, 2009, 2:37 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

The Bronx Bombers are back in full force.

The Yankees have been hitting home runs at a record-setting pace at their new ballpark … and they'd have been on pace for more if they hadn't run up against Craig Stammen and the upstart Nationals during their most recent homestand. Through 35 games at the new Yankee Stadium, the Yankees have swatted 66 homers, putting them on pace for 153, four more than the record 149 hit by the 1996 Rockies at Coors Field. The Yankees and their opponents, ...

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