Cleveland Weather at Progressive Field
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Progressive Field, aka Jacobs Field, is the home of the Cleveland Indians. Since 1869, baseball has been one of Cleveland’s oldest traditions. After buying the Indians in 1986, owners Richard Jacobs and his late brother David committed to building a winning formula in Cleveland. This plan included creating a world-class, baseball-only ballpark, which became a reality in 1994.
As an open-air park next to Lake Erie, Progressive Field is subject to unpredictable winds and weather that can impact the on-field game significantly. The park has generic dimensions left to right (325-370-405-375-325) and no real architectural oddities, though a 20-foot wall backs up left field.
Once the home of some of the game's biggest home run hitters, it has become more pitcher friendly in recent years. The high wall in left field, a deep center field, and a somewhat deep right-center field gap keep the number of home runs under 2 per game.
ESPN ranks Progressive Field #21 offensively. In 2010, Progressive Field surrendered a total of 8.37 runs per game for both teams (20th highest in MLB). Coors Field surrendered the most runs (10.59).
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