Left field in Yankee Stadium is difficult to play because of direct sunlight, dazzling haze and deep, deep shadows (see drawing), which creep across the field as the game progresses. Past and present Yankees who have played the Stadium left field at one time or another have their own ideas about it (below), but none of them like it.
"High flies aren't bad. Low ones get you. I played it by sound."
"Ask your pitchers to pitch all right-handers on the outside."
"It's only a tough field in the fall. It's all part of the game."
"I'm a lousy fielder. I just booted 'em."
(1955—)"I don't want any of it. I'm a catcher."