DIAGRAMS OF BABE RUTH'S HISTORIC HOT SPRINGS HOME RUNS OF 1918
The first three images below illustrate whittington park in hot springs, arkansas, as it was when babe ruth hit the first 500-foot home run(s) in
1918. the red arc in each image represents 500-feet from home plate. the white arc in image no. 3 represents 200-feet beyond the whittington field outfield fence. the green
quadrilateral in image no. 2 shows the area where babe ruth's "Alligator Farm Home Run" landed on st. patrick's day, 1918. the red quadrilateral in image no. 3 shows the area where ruth's
"Swan Lake Home Run"* landed a week later, on march 24, 1918. images no. 4 & 5 depict the approximate vectors of these epic home runs, superimposed on
21st century aerial photographs of where whittington park once stood. these are the home runs that changed baseball history.
* at various times, "Swan Lake" was also referred to as "Wagner Lake" (after Honus
Wagner), "Baptism Lake" (because of revival baptisms occasionally performed there), and the "Duck Pond".
all diagramming by long-distance home run historian bruce orser