Jim Gentile Cleveland Indians

Age: 87 (June 03, 1934) | aka Diamond Jim | 6' 4" | 215lbs. | Bats: Left
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
BRO NL 1957 4 6 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .167 .286 .667 14 14 0.00 n/a
LAN NL 1958 12 30 0 4 4 6 1 0 0 4 0 0 .133 .235 .167 12 18 .167 n/a
BAL AL 1960 138 384 67 112 68 72 17 0 21 98 0 0 .292 .403 .500 15 16 .307 n/a
BAL AL 1961 148 486 96 147 96 106 25 2 46 141 1 1 .302 .423 .646 16 18 .295 n/a
BAL AL 1962 152 545 80 137 77 100 21 1 33 87 1 0 .251 .346 .475 12 16 .246 n/a
BAL AL 1963 145 496 65 123 76 101 16 1 24 72 1 0 .248 .353 .429 13 17 .265 n/a
KC1 AL 1964 136 439 71 110 84 122 10 0 28 71 0 0 .251 .372 .465 16 23 .279 n/a
KC1 AL 1965 38 118 14 29 9 26 5 0 10 22 0 0 .246 .305 .542 7 20 .232 n/a
HOU NL 1965 81 227 22 55 34 72 11 1 7 31 0 0 .242 .352 .392 13 27 .322 n/a
HOU NL 1966 49 144 16 35 21 39 6 1 7 18 0 0 .243 .355 .444 12 23 .286 n/a
CLE AL 1966 33 47 2 6 5 18 1 0 2 4 0 0 .128 .212 .277 10 35 .148 n/a
Career 9yrs 936 2922 434 759 475 663 113 6 179 549 3 1 .260 .368 .486 14 19 .275 n/a
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The answer is Wrigley Field in Los Angeles, the most disruptive bandbox in baseball history, which was a major league stadium for just one year. 1961. 246 homers were hit there that year, a record that stood for 30 years according to Wikipedia.

I haven't been able to figure out which park got the record then, or has it now.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Dec 19 '07
If expansion is the full explanation for the hitting spike in 1961, and I think it was (I don't seriously believe there was a one-year epidemic of performance-enhancing substances), it's not completely clear to me why pitchers were able to reassert themselves so forcefully the following year. Off the top of my head (I am writing without my trusty Total Baseball at my side), it took several years for the pitching brigade to be replenished after later expansions.
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 18 '07