Speaking with Peter Gammons at Southern Conneticut State University on Wednesday, Yankees GM Brian Cashman said the team plans to monitor the high consistency of home runs hit at the new Yankee Stadium.
In the first six games the Yankees and their opponents, the Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics hit a record 26 dingers. The previous record of 25 was set in 1955 when Kansas City opened Municipal Stadium.
“It’s something we’re going to have to keep our eye on because clearly the numbers don’t lie,” Cashman said.
Cashman also said he thinks it might be part of a wider phenomenon, telling Gammons that home runs are traveling 8 feet farther on average this year then last year. “It’s possible that the ballpark is a home run-type park,” Cashman said. “We’ll see. The ball is going farther in every park, not just ours.”
Cashman was at the university to deliver a scheduled message and spoke with Gammons in an interview before his talk.