20 April 2012

Fenway Turns 100

Fenway Park in 1912. Photo: Library of Congress.

On April 20, 1912, the Boston Red Sox played their first official game at their new home—Fenway Park. The opposing team that day was the New York Highlanders (later renamed the Yankees), and Boston won, 7-6. One hundred years later, Fenway Park is going strong.

The 1912 Red Sox team. Photo: Library of Congress.

I may live in New York but I will always be a Red Sox fan. And one of the things I miss most about Boston is Fenway Park. Yes it’s old  and cramped and doesn’t have all the modern amenities that newer parks have but when you walk inside you immediately feel the history of the place and there’s no better park to see a game.

Fenway Park April 20, 2012. Photo: Elsa/Getty Images.

The Red Sox are playing the Yankees at Fenway again today and in honour of the park’s anniversary both teams are wearing retro 1912 uniforms and the game is set to start at 3:05, the same time as the 1912 game. Past team members will be on hand for the celebrations and the Boston Pops will perform the national anthem. I wish I was there. Go Sox!

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