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Encyclopedia > Fenway Park
Fenway Park
The Fens
"RED SOX ROCK!!!"[1]


Location 4 Yawkey Way
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Coordinates 42°20′47″N 71°5′51″W / 42.34639, -71.0975
Broke ground September 25, 1911
Opened April 20, 1912
Owner Fenway Sports Group (a division of the New England Sports Group, a Boston Red Sox subsidiary)
Surface Grass
Construction cost $650,000 USD
Architect Osborn Engineering Corp.
Tenants
Boston Red Sox (MLB) (1912–present)
Boston Redskins (NFL) (19331936)
Boston Yanks (NFL) (19441948)
Boston Patriots (AFL) (19631967)
Boston Braves (MLB) (19141915)
Boston Beacons (NASL) (1968)
Capacity
35,000 (1912) • 34,824 (1953) • 33,524 (1965)
33,513 (1977) • 34,182 (1989) • 34,218 (1993)
33,557 (2001 day) • 33,993 (2001 night)
33,871 (2003) • 38,395 (2006 day) • 38,805 (2006 night)
Dimensions
Left Field: 310 ft (94.5 m)
Deep Left-Center: 379 ft (115.5 m)
Center Field: 389 ft 9 in (118.8 m)
Deep Right-Center: 420 ft (128 m)
Right Field: 380 ft (115.8 m)
Right Field: 302 ft (92 m)
Backstop: 60 ft (18 m)

Fenway Park is the home ballpark of the Boston Red Sox baseball club. The park, the oldest of all current Major League Baseball stadiums, opened in 1912, and this season, 2007, marks Fenway's 95th year. Fenway hosted the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 1946, 1961, and 1999, and has played host to nine World Series. Fenway is regarded as one of the most historic and tradition-rich stadiums in all of sports. Image File history File links FenwayParkLogo150. ... Fenway Park, 1989, by Rick Dikeman File links The following pages link to this file: Fenway Park Baseball parks Categories: GFDL images | NowCommons ... Boston redirects here. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Contents

Features of the park

Map showing Fenway Park in 1917.
Map showing Fenway Park in 1917.

Historically, Fenway Park has been decidedly unfriendly to left-handed pitchers, Babe Ruth being one of the few southpaw exceptions. Ruth started his career as a pitcher (mostly during the "dead-ball era"), and had a career record of 94 wins, 46 losses (.671 winning percentage). Ruth also set a World Series record by pitching 29⅔ scoreless innings, a record that lasted until broken by Whitey Ford of the New York Yankees in 1961. Just the same, when Satchel Paige first set foot in Fenway he said, "Huuuueee! This place is a pitchers' cemetery." Image File history File links FenwayPark_1917. ... Image File history File links FenwayPark_1917. ... This article is about the pitcher and outfielder. ... Southpaw is a term used to describe left-handed people, particuarly within sports and in the United States. ... Ebbets Field in 1913 The dead-ball era is a baseball term used to describe the period between 1900 (though some date it to the beginning of baseball) and the emergence of Babe Ruth as a power hitter in 1920. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Whitey Fords number 16 was retired by the New York Yankees in 1974 Edward Charles Whitey Ford (born October 21, 1928) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Leroy Robert Satchel Paige (July 7, 1906–June 8, 1982)[1] was an American baseball player who pitched in several different Negro Leagues and in Major League Baseball. ...


Fenway Park is one of the three remaining classic parks in major league baseball (the others being Wrigley Field and Yankee Stadium, although Yankee Stadium was completely remodeled in the 1970s and is scheduled to be replaced for the 2009 season), and one of the only two, with Wrigley, to have a significant number of obstructed view seats. These are sold as such, and are a reminder of the architectural limitations of older ballparks. For the former ballpark in Los Angeles, see Wrigley Field (Los Angeles). ... This is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ...


"The Green Monster"

Main article: Green Monster
View from the Green Monster looking down the 3rd base line.
View from the Green Monster looking down the 3rd base line.

The stadium is most famous for the left field wall called the "Green Monster". Constructed in 1934, the 37-foot high wall is 240 feet long, has a 22-foot deep foundation, and was constructed from 30,000 pounds of Toncan iron. Previously, a 23-½-foot tall screen protected cars and pedestrians on Lansdowne Street. However, the screen was replaced after the 2002 season with more seating atop the Green Monster. This article is about the left-field wall at Fenway Park. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3264x2448, 1487 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Fenway Park Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3264x2448, 1487 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Fenway Park Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... The position of the left fielder A left fielder, abbreviated LF, is an outfielder in the sport of baseball who plays defense in left field. ... A brick wall A wall is a usually solid structure that defines and sometimes protects an area. ... This article is about the left-field wall at Fenway Park. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Iron (disambiguation). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


The wall measures 310 feet (94.5 m) from home plate down the left field line (See "Duffy's Cliff"). Duffy Lewis, the master of the incline From 1912 to 1933, there was a 10-foot-high mound that formed an incline in front of the left field wall at Fenway Park, extending from the left-field foul pole to the centerfield flag pole. ...


During the 1934 remodeling, the left-field scoreboard was added, and is one of two remaining pre-1950s manual scoreboards in Major League Baseball with the other being at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Running vertically down the scoreboard, between the columns of out-of-town scores, are the initials "TAY" and "JRY" displayed in Morse code; a memorial to former Red Sox owners Thomas A. Yawkey and Jean R. Yawkey. Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the former ballpark in Los Angeles, see Wrigley Field (Los Angeles). ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... 1922 Chart of the Morse Code Letters and Numerals Morse code is a method for transmitting telegraphic information, using standardized sequences of short and long elements to represent the letters, numerals, punctuation and special characters of a message. ... Ted Williams & Tom Yawkey Thomas Austin Yawkey, born Thomas Austin (February 21, 1903 - July 9, 1976), was an American industrialist and Major League Baseball executive. ... Jean R. Yawkey (January 1, 1909 - February 2, 1992) was a native of Brooklyn, New York. ...

The view of the Green Monster from the Grandstand Section.
The view of the Green Monster from the Grandstand Section.

In 1947, advertisements covering the left field wall were painted over using green paint, which gave rise to the "Green Monster" moniker. Prior advertisements were: the Calvert Brewery's owl mascot ("Be Wise"), Gem razor blades ("Avoid 5 O'Clock Shadow"), Lifebuoy soap ("The Red Sox Use It!"), and Vimms vitamins ("Get that Vimms Feeling!"). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3260x1868, 2462 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Fenway Park Green Monster Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3260x1868, 2462 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Fenway Park Green Monster Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1975, the wall was remodeled and an electronic scoreboard was installed elsewhere in the park. The manual scoreboard changed to only show out-of-town scores from other American League games. In 1976, the railroad tin panels in the wall were replaced by a Formica-type panel which resulted in more consistent caroms and less noise when balls hit the wall. Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Formica is a brand of plastic laminate containing melamine resin. ...


In 2003, National League out-of-town scores returned; American League East division standings were first displayed in 2005. Another major renovation made was the addition of seats on top of the Monster. These replaced the screen that was used to catch balls and keep them from going onto Lansdowne Street. The Monster seats quickly became the most sought-after ticket in the park. Advertisements have also returned to the Green Monster in recent years, most notably for Volvo, CVS and W.B. Mason. There is also a large Coca-Cola bottle situated around the left light stand atop the structure. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Volvo Cars is the luxury car maker using the Volvo Trademark. ... CVS/pharmacy is a pharmacy and convenience store chain in the United States. ... WB Mason is an office supply contract supplier, founded in Brockton, Massachusetts. ... The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ...


In 2005, ads for Granite City Electric, Red Sox Foundation and F.W Webb, which replaced the Bob's Store ad, were added to the Green Monster.


In more recent years, also, other artwork has appeared on the Monster, including ads for the 1999 All-Star Game, the 100th anniversary of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park's 90th birthday and the Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Ralph Livingstone Edwards (January 13, 1913 – November 16, 2005) was a television host and producer. ... Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a major affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute. ...


Another long-standing ad is outside the ballpark, very visible well beyond the monster: a Citgo sign, which has been standing for many years. It replaced a Cities Service sign which had first been raised in 1940. The company changed its name to Citgo in 1965. Citgo Petroleum Corporation or Citgo, a subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela S.A., the Venezuelan state-owned petroleum company, is a United States-incorporated firm refiner and marketer of gasoline, lubricants, petrochemicals and other petroleum products. ...


"The Triangle" (present day)

"The Triangle" is a region of center field where the walls form a triangle whose far corner is 420 feet (128 m) from home plate. That deep right-center point is conventionally given as the center field distance. True center is unmarked, 390 feet from home plate, to the left of "The Triangle" when viewed from home plate.


"Williamsburg"

"Williamsburg" was the name, invented by sportswriters, for the bullpen area built in front of the right-center field bleachers in 1940. It was built here primarily for the benefit of Ted Williams, to enable him and other left-handed batters to hit more home runs, since it was 23 feet closer than the bleacher wall. The name was inspired both by Colonial Williamsburg and Yankee Stadium's hitter-friendly right field area that was often called "Ruthville". Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... This article is about the baseball concept. ... Colonial Williamsburg is the historic district of the independent city of Williamsburg, Virginia. ... This is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... This article is about the pitcher and outfielder. ...

The Front of Fenway Park facing Yawkey Way.
The Front of Fenway Park facing Yawkey Way.
Fenway Park in 1914.Library of Congress Collection
Fenway Park in 1914.
Library of Congress Collection

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The Lone Red Seat

The lone red seat in the right field bleachers (Section 42, Row 37, Seat 21), signifies the spot where the longest measurable home run ever hit inside Fenway Park's 1934 configuration landed. Ted Williams hit the home run on June 9, 1946 off Fred Hutchinson of the Detroit Tigers. Williams' bomb was officially measured at 502 feet (153 m)—well beyond "Williamsburg". According to Hit Tracker Online, the ball, if unobstructed, would have flown 520 to 535 feet[2]. June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Frederick Charles Hutchinson (August 12, 1919 – November 12, 1964) was an American pitcher and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42 Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin Field (1912-1938) Bennett...


The ball landed on one Joseph A. Boucher, who was supposedly taking a nap at the time, penetrating his large straw hat and hitting him in the head. A confounded Boucher was later quoted as saying,

How far away must one sit to be safe in this park? I didn't even get the ball. They say it bounced a dozen rows higher, but after it hit my head, I was no longer interested. I couldn't see the ball. Nobody could. The sun was right in our eyes. All we could do was duck. I'm glad I didn't stand up.

No other player at Fenway Park has ever hit that seat since, although on June 23, 2001 Manny Ramirez hit two home runs; one measuring 463 feet and another one that was said to have traveled 501 feet. The 501 foot blast landed somewhere in the MassPike/Railroad cut beyond left field and the official estimate deferred to Williams' record, placing Ramirez's home run exactly one foot short. is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Manuel Arístides (Manny) Ramírez Onelcida [ra-MEE-res] (born May 30, 1972) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who has played for the Boston Red Sox since 2001. ... View of the Turnpike from an overpass by Boston University, facing east (towards central Boston). ...


As noted in the 2007 book The Year Babe Ruth Hit 104 Home Runs, researcher Bill Jenkinson found evidence that on May 25, 1926, Babe Ruth hit one in the pre-1934 bleacher configuration which landed five rows from the top in right field, an estimated 545 feet from home plate. Ruth also hit several other "Ruthian" blasts at Fenway that landed across the street behind straightaway center field, estimated at 500 feet. is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the pitcher and outfielder. ...

The Lone Red Seat
The Lone Red Seat

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"The Belly"

"The Belly" is the sweeping curve of the box-seat railing from the right end of "Williamsburg" around to the right field corner. The box seats were added when the bullpens were built in 1940. The right field line distance from the 1934 remodeling was reduced by some 30 feet. Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


"Pesky's Pole"

Pesky's Pole is the name for the pole on the right field foul line, which stands a mere 302 feet from home plate, the shortest right field porch in Major League Baseball. The pole was named after Johnny Pesky, a light-hitting shortstop for the Red Sox, who hit some of his six home runs at Fenway Park around the pole but never off the pole. Pesky and the Red Sox give credit to pitcher Mel Parnell for coining the name. The most notable for Pesky is a two-run homer in the eighth inning of the 1946 Opening Day game to win the game. (In his career, Pesky hit 17 home runs.) In similar fashion, Mark Bellhorn hit what proved to be the game-winning home run off of Julián Tavárez, in Game 1 of the 2004 World Series off that pole's screen. The bottom portion of Peskys Pole, with the Green Monster in the background and Fenway Parks right field seats in the foreground, on June 22, 2004 Peskys Pole, or The Pesky Pole, is the nickname for the right field foul pole at Fenway Park, home of the... John Michael Pesky (born John Michael Paveskovich, September 27, 1919 in Portland, Oregon), nicknamed The Needle, is a former Major League Baseball shortstop/third baseman who played in the American League from 1942 to 1954. ... Mel Parnell (born June 13, 1922 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher. ... Mark Christian Bellhorn (born August 23, 1974 in Weymouth, Massachusetts) is a second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. ... Julián Tavárez is a [long[relievers|long relief pitcher]] for the Boston Red Sox. ... Dates October 23, 2004–October 27, 2004 MVP Manny Ramírez (Boston) Television network Fox Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Ed Montague (Crew Chief), Dale Scott, Brian Gorman, Chuck Meriwether, Gerry Davis, Charlie Reliford The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams...


On September 27, 2006, on Pesky's 87th birthday, the Red Sox organization officially dedicated the right field foul pole as Pesky's Pole with a commemorative plaque placed at its base. is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Fisk Foul Pole

In a ceremony before the Red Sox's 2005 interleague game against the Cincinnati Reds, the pole on the left field foul line atop The Green Monster was named Fisk Foul Pole, in honor of Carlton "Pudge" Fisk. Fisk provided one of baseball's most enduring moments in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series against the Reds. Facing Reds right-hander Pat Darcy in the 12th inning with the score tied at 6–6, Fisk hit a long fly ball down the left field line. It appeared to be heading foul, but Fisk, after initially appearing unsure of whether or not to continue running to first base, famously jumped and waved his arms to the right as if to somehow direct the ball fair. It ricocheted off the foul pole, winning the game for the Red Sox and sending the series to a seventh and deciding game the next night, which Cincinnati won. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Interleague Play Logo Interleague play is the term used to describe regular season Major League Baseball games played with teams in different leagues, introduced in 1997. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Carlton Ernest Fisk (born December 26, 1947 in Bellows Falls, Vermont) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for 24 years with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox. ... The 1975 World Series was between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. ...


"Duffy's Cliff"

From 1912 to 1933, there was a 10-foot-high incline in front of the then 25-foot high left field wall at Fenway Park, extending from the left-field foul pole to the center field flag pole. As a result, a left fielder in Fenway Park had to play part of the territory running uphill (and back down). Boston's first star left fielder, Duffy Lewis, mastered the skill so well that the area became known as "Duffy's Cliff". 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Duffy Lewis of the Boston Red Sox at Comiskey Park in 1912. ...


The incline served two purposes:

  1. it was a support for a high wall; and
  2. it was built to compensate for the difference in grades between the field and Lansdowne Street on the other side of that wall.

It also served as a spectator-friendly seating area during the dead-ball era when overflow crowds would sit on the incline behind ropes. It is often compared to the infamous left field "terrace" at Cincinnati's Crosley Field, but, in truth, the 15-degree all-grass incline there served an entirely different purpose: as an alternative to an all dirt warning track found in most other ballparks. It was a natural feature of the site on which Crosley Field and its predecessors were located; slightly less severe inclines were deliberately built in center and right fields to compensate. The incline in center field of Minute Maid Park has been considered a tribute to Duffy's Cliff. “Cincinnati” redirects here. ... Image:Http://www. ... Minute Maid Park (formerly Enron Field and Astros Field) is a baseball stadium in Houston, Texas, that opened in 2000 to house the Houston Astros. ...


As part of the 1934 remodeling of the ballpark, the bleachers and the wall itself, Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey arranged to flatten the ground along the base of the wall, so that Duffy's Cliff no longer existed, and thus became part of the lore of Fenway Park. Thus the base of the left field wall is several feet below the grade level of Lansdowne Street, accounting for the occasional rat that might spook the scoreboard operators. ("The Fenway Project", ISBN 1-57940-091-4.)


For decades there was considerable debate about the true left field distance, which was posted as 315 feet (96 m). For years, Red Sox officials refused to remeasure the distance. Reportedly, The Boston Globe was able to sneak into Fenway Park and remeasure the line. When the paper's evidence was presented to the club in 1995, the line was finally remeasured by the Red Sox and restated at 310 feet (94.5 m). The companion 96 meters sign remained unchanged, until 1998, when it was corrected to 94.5 meters. A theory about the incorrect foul line distance is that the former 315 ft (96 m) measurement came from the Duffy's Cliff days. That measurement likely included the severity of the incline, and when the mound was leveled, the distance was never corrected. A quick study of the geometry of "Duffy's Cliff" suggests the theory has merit. Regardless of the posted distance, frustrated pitchers will always argue that "The Green Monster" is closer than the sign says. The Boston Globe (and Boston Sunday Globe) is the most widely circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and New England. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


EMC Club (formerly "The .406 Club" and "The 600 Club")

View of the field from the former .406 Club.

In 1983, private suites were added to the roof behind home plate. In 1988, 610 stadium club seats enclosed in glass and named the "600 Club", were added above the home plate bandstand, replacing the existing press box. The press box was then added to the top of the 600 Club. The 1988 addition is largely credited with changing the air currents in Fenway Park to the detriment of hitters. In the 1980s, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor published his scientific finding that the addition does, in fact, curtail home runs at Fenway Park, giving credence to that claim by players, coaches, and fans, most notably Wade Boggs. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1344x864, 160 KB) Summary View of Fenway Park from the . ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1344x864, 160 KB) Summary View of Fenway Park from the . ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... “MIT” redirects here. ... Wade Anthony Boggs (born June 15, 1958 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball, primarily with the Boston Red Sox. ...


In 2002, the organization renamed the club seats the ".406 Club" (in honor of Ted Williams' batting average in 1941), six days after his death. (Williams is the last player to hit .400 or better to finish a season in the major leagues.) For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ...


During the fall and winter of 2005–2006, as part of the continuing expansion efforts at Fenway Park, the existing .406 club was rebuilt. The second deck now features two open-air levels: the bottom level is the new "EMC Club" featuring 406 seats and concierge services, and above that, the State Street Pavilion, with 374 seats and a dedicated standing room area. The added seats are wider than the previous seats. All work was done by D'Agostino Izzo Quirk Architects of Somerville, MA. EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is an American manufacturer of software and systems for information management and storage. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


"The Triangle" (old feature)

There was once a smaller "triangle" at the left end of the bleachers in center field, posted as 388 feet (118.3 m). The end of the bleachers form a right angle with "The Green Monster", and the flagpole stands within that little triangle. That is not the true power alley, but deep left-center. The true power alley distance is not posted. The foul line intersects with "The Green Monster" at nearly a right angle, so the power alley could be estimated at 336 feet (102.4 m), assuming the power alley is 22.5 degrees away from the foul line as measured from home plate.


"Canvas Alley"

A phrase made popular by Boston television commentators, "Canvas Alley" is the open alley behind the first base line where the grounds crew sits. Canvas Alley has recently been narrowed to accommodate seats. Contrary to common belief, it does not actually house the tarp. The tarp sits next to the camera pit which is next to the Red Sox dugout.


"Hitters' ballpark"

As discussed by George Will in Men at Work (MacMillan, 1990), Fenway Park is a "hitters' ballpark", with its short right-field fence (302 feet), narrow foul ground, and generally closer-than-normal outfield fences. By Rule 1.04, Note(a) [3], all parks built after 1958 have been required to have foul lines at least 325 feet long and a center-field fence at least 400 feet from home plate. Regarding the narrow foul territory, Will writes (p.175): "The narrow foul territory in Fenway Park probably adds [5 to 7 points onto] batting averages. Since World War II, the Red Sox have had 18 batting champions (through 1989)... Five to 7 points are a lot, given that there may be only a 15- or 20-point spread between a good hitting team and a poor hitting team." Some observers might feel that these unique aspects of Fenway give the Red Sox an advantage over their opponents, given that the Red Sox hitters play 81 games at the home stadium, while each opponent plays only a handful (9 or 10 games at most). Will does not share this view (p.117). "Question: When you hear the phrase 'hitters' park', which parks come to mind? Wrigley Field and Fenway Park. Which two teams have not won a World Series since 1908 and 1918, respectively? The Cubs and the Red Sox. Moral: It is bad to play in a park that is beastly to your pitchers." Will's book pre-dates the smaller retro ballparks and the home run barrage that began in the early/mid-1990s, as well as the Red Sox World Series wins of 2004 and 2007. George Frederick Will (born May 4, 1941) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning, conservative American newspaper columnist, journalist, and author. ... For the former ballpark in Los Angeles, see Wrigley Field (Los Angeles). ...


Public address announcers

Sherm Feller 1967–1993
Leslie Sterling 1994–1996
Ed Brickley 1997–2002
Carl Beane 2003–current Sherm Feller (died January 27, 1994), was a musical composer and radio personality, perhaps best known for serving as the public address announcer for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park for 26 years. ... Carleton E. Beane has been a sports radio broadcaster since 1972, and is best known as the public address announcer for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. ...


Retired Numbers

There are six retired numbers above the third base grandstands. All the numbers retired by the Red Sox are red on a white circle. Jackie Robinson's 42, which was retired by Major League Baseball, is blue on a white circle. The Red Sox policy on retiring uniform numbers is based on the following criteria: Election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and at least 10 years played with the Red Sox.
1 Bobby Doerr
4 Joe Cronin
8 Carl Yastrzemski
9 Ted Williams
27 Carlton Fisk
42 Jackie Robinson In 1929, the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians began using uniform numbers so fans and scorekeepers could tell who was who on the field. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... Robert Pershing Doerr (born April 7, 1918 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Joe Cronin Joseph Edward Cronin (October 12, 1906 – September 7, 1984) was a Major League Baseball player from 1926 to 1945 and manager from 1933 to 1947. ... Carl Yastrzemskis number 8 was retired by the Boston Red Sox in 1989 Carl Michael Yaz Yastrzemski (pronounced ), i. ... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Carlton Ernest Fisk (born December 26, 1947 in Bellows Falls, Vermont) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for 24 years with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ...


Ground rules

Fenway Park 90th Anniversary Logo
  • Foul poles are inside the field of play.
  • A ball going through the scoreboard, either on the bounce or fly, is a Ground rule double.
  • A fly ball striking left-center field wall to right of or on the line behind the flag pole is a home run.
  • A fly ball striking wall or flag pole and bouncing into bleachers is a home run.
  • A fly ball striking line or right of same on wall in center is a home run.
  • A fly ball striking wall left of line and bouncing into bullpen is a home run.
  • A ball sticking in the bullpen screen or bouncing into the bullpen is a Ground rule double.
  • A batted or thrown ball remaining behind or under canvas or in tarp cylinder is a Ground rule double.

Rumor had it that a fly ball striking the ladder on the Green Monster awards a batter the only ground-rule triple in Major League Baseball. According to official ground rules[4], this is not the case. However, a fly ball that strikes the top of the ladder and then bounces out of play is two bases. Image File history File links Fenway90Annlogo. ... Image File history File links Fenway90Annlogo. ... In baseball, a ground rule double is any award of two bases from the time of pitch to all baserunners including the batter-runner. ... In baseball, a ground rule double is any award of two bases from the time of pitch to all baserunners including the batter-runner. ... In baseball, a ground rule double is any award of two bases from the time of pitch to all baserunners including the batter-runner. ...


Changes to Fenway Park

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In 1947, arc lights were installed at Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox were the third-to-last team out of 16 major league teams to have lights in their home park. Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1976, metric distances were added to the conventionally-stated distances because it was thought that the United States would adopt the metric system. Today, few American ballparks have metric distances posted. Fenway Park retained the metric measurement until mid-season 2002, when they were painted over. Also, Fenway's first message board was added over the center field bleachers. Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


In 1999 the auxiliary press boxes were added atop the roof boxes along the first and third base sides. This article is about the year. ...


Before the 2003 season, seats were added to the Green Monster. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Before the 2005 season, a new drainage system was installed on the field. The system, along with new sod, was installed to prevent the field from becoming too wet to play on during light to medium rains, and to reduce the time needed to dry the field adequately. Work on the field was completed only weeks prior to spring training. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After the 2005 season, the Red Sox completed their plans for the .406 Club area, which became the EMC Club. The construction resulted in 852 pavilion club seats, 745 pavilion box seats, and approximately 200 pavilion standing-room seats along the left- and right-field lines, resulting in approximately 1300 additional seats. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The winter of 2006 renovations focused on renovating the luxury boxes as well as adding a new food concourse area and renovated bathrooms behind the third base grandstands. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The old wooden seats of Fenway's Grandstand section.

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Proposed changes

The Red Sox plan to also add approximately 700 tickets for the 2007 season and 1,400 tickets for the 2008 season. In adding additional seating, the Red Sox plan to have 1,000 of the seats added over the three years be high-priced premium seats, to help deflate ticket costs and bring Fenway Park up to the MLB average of percentage of premium seating. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Red Sox have also stated that at some point before the 2012 season (Fenway Park's centennial) they would like to replace the old wood seats in the Grandstand section.


Proposed New Fenway Park

On May 15, 1999 then Red Sox CEO John Harrington announced plans for a New Fenway Park to be built near the existing structure[5]. It was to have the same dimensions on the field, include a new Green Monster, basically be a replica of the current park, but be modernized to replace some of the old features of Fenway Park. Some sections of the old Fenway Park were to be preserved (mainly the original green monster and the third base side of the park) as part of the overall new layout.


This was a highly controversial move, with groups such as "Save Fenway Park" created to try to save Fenway Park. Their efforts were ultimately successful, as the current owners announced on March 23, 2005 that plans for the New Fenway Park were abandoned and chose to stay in the current Fenway Park.[6].


Seating capacity

Fenway Park long prided itself on being the smallest park in the major leagues. For the 2007 season, however, Fenway Park's capacity has been increased from its longstanding 36,298 to 38,805[7]. — meaning that the smallest ballpark is now Pittsburgh's PNC Park. While technically a larger stadium, Oakland's McAfee Coliseum has the smallest capacity in the majors due to Athletics management's decision to limit seating to 34,077 by putting a tarp over the upper deck. The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... PNC Park is a baseball stadium located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see Coliseum. ...

The seats atop the Green Monster

By the park's centennial in 2012, the team has announced that capacity could be increased to as much as 39,968. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3264x2176, 1379 KB) Photo taken by Aidan Siegel. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3264x2176, 1379 KB) Photo taken by Aidan Siegel. ... A centennial is a 100-year anniversary of an event, or the celebrations pertaining thereto. ...


Capacity has increased in recent years as additional rows have been added in front of the field boxes in former foul territory (the "Dugout Seats"), on top of "The Green Monster" (the "Monster Seats"), atop the right field roof (the "Right Field Roof Seats"), in 2006 to the roof boxes (the "Pavilion Seats"), which has been raised by about 10 feet, to the former .406 Club (now the EMC club and HP Pavilion), and in 2007 through the addition of "Conigliaro's Corner" in right field and additional standing room in left field. There have been proposals to increase the seating capacity to as much as 45,000 through the expansion of the upper decks, while others (notably former team owners, the JRY Trust) have called for razing the historic ballpark entirely and building a similar, but larger and more modern, scalable facility nearby. Any such action would likely be met by strong local opposition. Fenway Park also has standing room areas on the Roof, HP Pavilion, Green Monster and throughout the park. Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ... After the death of Jean Yawkey, her interest in the Boston Red Sox passed into the JRY Corporation, later renamed the JRY Trust, headed by John Harrington who was also CEO of the team. ...


Other uses

Baseball

The Red Sox's one-time cross-town rivals, the Boston Braves used Fenway Park for the 1914 World Series and the 1915 season until Braves Field was completed. Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... In the 1914 World Series, the Boston Braves beat the Philadelphia Athletics in 4 games. ... Year 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Braves Field was a baseball stadium that formerly stood in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


Since 1990 (except in 2005, because of field work, where it was held in a minor league ballpark), Fenway Park has also played host to a baseball version of Boston-area intercollegiate sports' prestigious Beanpot tournament. The following are the baseball events of the year 1990 throughout the world. ... The Beanpot refers primarily to a college mens ice hockey tournament between four major college hockey schools of the Boston, Massachusetts area, held annually since the 1952-53 season. ...


Beginning in 2006, the Red Sox have hosted the "Futures at Fenway" event, where two of their minor-league affiliates play a regular-season doubleheader as the "home" teams. In 2006, the Lowell Spinners and Pawtucket Red Sox played, with both winning. The 2007 event featured Lowell and the Portland Sea Dogs as the two featured farm clubs, again with both teams winning. Before the Futures day started, the most recent minor-league game held at Fenway had been the Eastern League All-Star Game in 1977. Futures at Fenway was the name given to a pair of minor-league baseball games held at Fenway Park in Boston on Saturday, August 26, 2006. ... League New York-Penn League Division Stedler Division Year founded 1996 Major League affiliation Boston Red Sox Home ballpark Edward A. LeLacheur Park Previous home ballparks Alumni Field City Lowell, Massachusetts Current uniform colors red, navy blue Previous uniform colors Logo design A thread-wrapped a baseball bat spinning inside... Class-Level Triple-A (1973-Present) Double-A (1970-1972) Minor League affiliations International League North Division Eastern League (1970-1972) Major League affiliation Boston Red Sox (1970-Present) Current uniform Name Pawtucket Red Sox (1970-Present) Ballpark McCoy Stadium (1970-Present) Minor League titles League titles 1973, 1984 Division... Class-Level AA Minor League affiliations Eastern League Northern Division Major League affiliation Boston Red Sox Florida Marlins Name Portland Sea Dogs (1994-present) Ballpark Hadlock Field Minor League titles League titles Division titles 1995, 1996, 1997, 2005 Owner(s)/Operated By: Dan Burke Manager: Arnie Beyeler General Manager: The... The Eastern League is a minor league baseball league which operates primarily in the northeastern United States, although it now has a team in Ohio. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...


The 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament will be held at Fenway Park. The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ...


Soccer

On May 30, 1931, 8,000 fans came out to Fenway Park to see the Fall River F.C. of the American Soccer League beat Celtic of Scotland 4 - 3. Fenway Park was used by the NASL team, the Boston Beacons, for one year (1968) as their home field. After that season, the Beacons went bankrupt. There has been talk of the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer playing a game or two at Fenway Park, but that has yet to happen. is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fall River F.C., also known as the Fall River Rovers and the Fall River Marksmen, was one of the most successful early American soccer clubs, based in Fall River, Massachusetts. ... The American Soccer League, operating between 1921 and 1933, was the first significant viable professional soccer league in the United States. ... Celtic Football Club (pronounced seltik in IPA; AIM: CCP)[1] is a Scottish football club, competing in the Scottish Premier League, the highest form of competition in Scotland. ... This article is about the country. ... Nasl, or El Nasl, is one of the names given to the star Gamma-2 Sagittarii in the constellation Sagittarius NASL is a common abbreviation for the North American Soccer League, a defunct professional soccer league that operated between 1968 and 1984. ... The Boston Beacons were a soccer team based out of Boston that played in the NASL. They played one season in 1968. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Nickname Revolution, Revs Stadium Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA Coach Steve Nicol, 2002— Owner Robert Kraft First Game Tampa Bay Mutiny 3–2 New England Revolution (Tampa Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win New England Revolution 6–1 Colorado Rapids (Gillette Stadium; September 18... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ...


Football

Despite its relatively small size, Fenway Park's oblong-esque layout actually makes it a reasonably viable football facility. The National Football League's Boston Redskins (later becoming the Washington Redskins) played at Fenway for four seasons, 1933 to 1936, after playing their inaugural season in 1932 at Braves Field as the Boston Braves; the Boston Yanks played there in the 1940s; and the American Football League's Boston Patriots called Fenway Park home from 1963 to 1968 after moving to there from Nickerson Field, the direct descendant of Braves Field. At various times in the past, Boston College and Boston University teams have also played football games at Fenway Park. In geometry, a rectangle is a defined as a quadrilateral polygon in which all four angles are right angles. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... NFL redirects here. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Braves Field was a baseball stadium that formerly stood in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Boston Yanks started play in the National Football League in 1944. ... The American Football League (AFL) was a professional football league that operated from 1960 until 1969, when all of its teams were absorbed into the National Football League (NFL). ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickerson Field is a stadium on the site of Braves Field, in Boston, Massachusetts the former home of the National League Boston Braves baseball team, now located in Atlanta, Georgia. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation)#Education. ... For the similarly named institution in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College. ...


Political speeches

One of the most famous campaign speeches in American political history was made at Fenway Park in the 1940 Presidential race, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt promised that he would not send American servicemen into foreign wars. During this time World War II was raging in Europe, but the United States was officially neutral, although it was aiding the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. This speech was noted repeatedly by Roosevelt's opponents, even after Japanese Imperial Naval forces attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941, causing the United States to enter World War II. “Electioneering” redirects here. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... FDR redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Neutrality: Neutrality in international law is the status of a nation that refrains from participation in a war between other states and maintains an impartial attitude toward the belligerents. ... For Combined Fleet, please see that article. ... This article is about the harbor in Hawaii. ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ...


Concerts

Dave Matthews Band concert at Fenway Park

Although Fenway Park was not previously a frequent venue for concerts, the Red Sox new ownership has used the venue for two concerts each year, starting in 2003 with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's The Rising Tour, Jimmy Buffett in 2004, and The Rolling Stones who kicked off their 2005 A Bigger Bang Tour with two consecutive shows at Fenway Park. On July 7–8, 2006 the Dave Matthews Band played at the stadium, with Sheryl Crow. In the summer of 2007, The Police played two of their shows on their 30th anniversary reunion tour at Fenway. In 1973, there were concerts on consecutive evenings, with Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles as the headliners. After that weekend, the next major rock show at the park was Springsteen's 2003 performance. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Dave Matthews Band (also known by the initialism DMB) is a United States rock band, originally formed in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1991 by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Dave Matthews. ... A concert comprises a performance, usually involving some degree of formality, and particularly a performance featuring music. ... Springsteen redirects here. ... The Rising Tour was a lengthy, worldwide, top-grossing concert tour featuring Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band that took place in arenas and stadiums over 2002 and 2003. ... Jimmy Buffett (born James William Buffett on December 25, 1946, in Pascagoula, Mississippi) is a singer, songwriter, author, businessman, and recently a film producer best known for his island escapism lifestyle and music including hits such as Margaritaville (No. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... The Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang Tour was a worldwide concert tour which took place between autumn 2005 and summer 2007, in support of their album A Bigger Bang. ... Dave Matthews Band (also known by the initialism DMB) is a United States rock band, originally formed in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1991 by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Dave Matthews. ... Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American blues rock singer, guitarist, bassist, and songwriter. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. ... For the composer and conductor of the Ray Charles Singers, see Ray Charles (composer). ...


Fenway Park in film and television

The park was featured in a pivotal scene in the 1989 Kevin Costner film Field of Dreams. It was the only location shot outside the Iowa-Illinois area. Archive footage is used in several films such as Good Will Hunting and Frequency. Kevin Michael Costner (born January 18, 1955) is an American film actor, director and producer. ... Field of Dreams (1989) is a movie about a farmer who becomes convinced by a mysterious voice that he is supposed to construct a baseball diamond in his corn field. ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 199 miles (320 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Frequency is a 2000 film, which contains elements of the time travel, thriller and alternate history film genres. ...


Some scenes from Blown Away (1994) and Little Big League (also 1994) were filmed at Fenway Park. Blown Away is a 1994 action film which was directed by Stephen Hopkins. ... Little Big League  is a 1994 film about an 11-year-old (later turns 12) who suddenly becomes the owner and then manager of the Minnesota Twins baseball team. ...


In the episode "A Leela of Her Own" of the animated television series Futurama, Fenway Park is home of a professional blernsball team, the Boston Poindexters. A Leela Of Her Own is the sixteenth episode in the third season of the animated series Futurama. ... This article is about the television series. ... A typical blernsball scorecard Blernsball is a game from the Futurama fictional universe. ...


In the Family Guy episode "Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington", Peter Griffin pulls the kids out of school to go and see the opening game of the season for the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Family Guy is an Emmy award winning American animated television series about a nuclear family in the fictional town of Quahog (IPA or ), Rhode Island. ... “Mr. ...


In the episode "Big Hair & Baseball" of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Mr. Moseby takes Zack and Cody to a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. Also, in the episode " Poor Little Rich Girl" it is said that Maddie lives across the street from Fenway Park. The following is an episode list for the Disney Channel comedy, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. ... The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is an American childrens television series that airs on the Disney Channel. ... Mr. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. ... Information Nickname(s) Maddie Blondie Occupation Candy Counter Girl at The Tipton Hotel Cashier at the Cluck Bucket Student at Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow Babysitter for Zack and Cody Taking care of kids at the Tipton Day Care, Counselor at Camp Heaven On Earth Family Scamp (pet dog) Liam...


The 2005 movie, Fever Pitch included scenes shot on location during the 2004 American League Championship Series games and scenes from Busch Memorial Stadium were filmed after Game 4 of the 2004 World Series. Fever Pitch, which was released as The Perfect Catch outside of the United States and Canada, is a Farrelly Brothers comedy film. ... ALCS redirects here. ... Busch Memorial Stadium, or Busch Stadium was the home of the St. ... Dates October 23, 2004–October 27, 2004 MVP Manny Ramírez (Boston) Television network Fox Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Ed Montague (Crew Chief), Dale Scott, Brian Gorman, Chuck Meriwether, Gerry Davis, Charlie Reliford The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams...


Transportation

Fenway Park can be reached by the MBTA Green Line's Kenmore Station on the "B" "C" & "D" branches, as well as the Fenway Station on the "D" branch. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [2] formed in 1964 to finance and operate most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area. ... Two trains at Park Street. ... Kenmore Station is a subway stop on Bostons MBTA, located in Kenmore Square. ... Fenway is a stop on the D branch of the MBTA Green Line. ...


Yawkey Station is served by the MBTA Worcester/Framingham commuter rail trains on Red Sox home game days. The station is not open on other days. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ... This article is about the city of Worcester in England. ... Framingham is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 66,910, making it the most populous town in Massachusetts. ...


Although I-90, the Massachusetts Turnpike, passes right behind Fenway Park, there is no direct connection, and traffic must use local streets to access the park. Interstate 90 is the longest interstate highway in the United States. ... View of the Turnpike from an overpass by Boston University, facing east (towards central Boston). ...


References

  • Boston Globe - Sox to add upscale seats; sponsor signed
  • RedSox.com - Sox honor Fisk with left-field foul pole
  • Boston Globe - Dedication of Fisk Pole
  1. ^ Red Sox Fenway Park Tours Page
  2. ^ http://www.hittrackeronline.com/historic.php?id=1946_2
  3. ^ official rules
  4. ^ http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/ballpark/groundrules.jsp
  5. ^ New Fenway Park Ballparks.com.
  6. ^ Sox make commitment to Fenway Park Boston Red Sox.
  7. ^ Sox set to unveil Fenway renovations MLB.com

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