Chase Field is the second highest stadium in Major League Baseball. The only playing surface at a higher altitude is Coors Field which sits at a mile above sea level. The altitude coupled with the good sight lines and warm temperatures make it a great hitter’s park. Despite the large expanse of outfield grass balls seem to carry well at Chase Field for more than its fair share of home runs and extra base hits. Unlike the Colorado Rockies, the Diamondbacks have not instituted the use of a humidor for storing baseballs thus giving an advantage to the hitters. Since Arizona plays 81 games a year at Chase Field some would say they have an advantage over their opponents in being able to get runners on base. This has not necessarily been the case over the course of the first decade in the desert but this year does appear to be a factor.

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