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How long is 173 yards?

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It's about six times as long as Baseball base distances.
In other words, 173 yards is 5.76670 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 0.173410 times that amount.
(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 30 yards. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.
It's about one-fifth as tall as Tugela Falls.
In other words, 173 yards is 0.1670 times the height of Tugela Falls, and the height of Tugela Falls is 5.990 times that amount.
(Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Tugela Falls rises to 1,040 yards in height. The falls are the highest in Africa and the second highest in the world.
It's about one-fifth as tall as Angel Falls.
In other words, 173 yards is 0.1620 times the height of Angel Falls, and the height of Angel Falls is 6.170 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)
Angel Falls has a total height 1,070 yards. Jimmie Angel, the first person to publicize their existence outside Venezuela and the namesake of the falls, damaged his monoplane atop the falls and was forced to abandon it; it remained there until it was removed 33 years later.
It's about eight times as long as a Cricket Pitch.
In other words, 173 yards is 7.863640 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 0.1271680 times that amount.
(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 22 yards. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 0.7874020 yards tall including the bails.
It's about eight-and-a-half times as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 173 yards is 8.2580 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 0.121090 times that amount.
(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 20.9490 yards. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about eleven times as long as a Semitrailer.
In other words, 173 yards is 10.810 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 0.09251 times that amount.
(a.k.a. semi-trailer truck, a.k.a. semi, a.k.a. tractor-trailer, a.k.a. truck and trailer, a.k.a. eighteen-wheeler, a.k.a. big rig, a.k.a. Mack truck, a.k.a. transport, a.k.a. lorry, a.k.a. artic; for box truck; United States Federal length limits)
According to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), the maximum allowable length of a semitrailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 16 yards (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.
It's about eleven times as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 0.091 times 173 yards.
(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 16 yards tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.