BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Right-handed hitters might enjoy MGM Park a little more than left-handed batters.
The new home of the Biloxi Shuckers is set to open this weekend when the Milwaukee Brewers' Double-A affiliate hosts the Mobile BayBears in front of an expected sellout crowd.
MGM Park's dimensions include 325 feet down the lines in left and right field, 400 feet to center and 350 feet to the left-center and right-center gaps.
All ballparks receive labels of being either a hitter's or a pitcher's park from the players that play in them. Shuckers co-owner Tim Bennett says he wouldn't be surprised if it's a split decision regarding the city of Biloxi's pro baseball ballpark and its ability to produce, or hinder, home runs. That's because on most south Mississippi days, the wind will be blowing in from the south or southeast via the Gulf of Mexico, which is on the right field side of the ballpark.
As a result, left-handed batters, who are more likely to pull the ball to right field, might see their home run numbers take a hit.