Pittsburgh Weather at PNC Park

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Pittsburgh Pirates’ PNC Park is one of the most beautiful ballparks in major league baseball. It is the first MLB ballpark designed with two decks since Milwaukee's County Stadium in 1953. Due to the intimate wraparound seating, the highest seat is just 88 feet from the field, giving every fan an ideal view of the game.

PNC Park is the fifth home of the Pittsburgh Pirates since their inception in 1887. The right field wall rises up to 21 feet to honour Pirates legendary right fielder Roberto Clemente, who wore jersey 21. From right field, the outfield walls drops down to just six feet in front of the left-field bleachers.

As an open-air park adjacent to the Allegheny River, not only is PNC Park subject to wild fluctuations in wind and weather patterns, several balls end up at the bottom of the river. The distance between home plate and the Allegheny River is only 443 feet, 4 inches down the right field line.

With its short right field and low wall in center, PNC Park favours hitters. ESPN ranks PNC Park #11 offensively. In 2010, PNC Park surrendered a total of 9.09 runs per game for both teams (12th highest in MLB). Coors Field surrendered the most runs (10.59).

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