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Encyclopedia > Green Monster (Fenway Park)
The Green Monster in 2004, showing the manual scoreboard and Green Monster seating
The Green Monster in 2004, showing the manual scoreboard and Green Monster seating
For other uses, see Green Monster (disambiguation)

The Green Monster is the nickname of the 37 foot, two inch (11.3 m) left field wall at Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox. It was not painted green until 1947. Prior to that it was covered with advertisements. Download high resolution version (1083x469, 73 KB)Fenway Park scoreboard I took this picture from the stands. ... Download high resolution version (1083x469, 73 KB)Fenway Park scoreboard I took this picture from the stands. ... Green Monster may refer to The Green Monster, a famous architectural feature of Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts The Green Monster, the name of several dragsters and Land speed record cars builts by Art Arfons This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise... Fenway Park is the home ballpark for the Boston Red Sox baseball club. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986 1975 Wild card berths... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Part of the original ballpark construction of 1912, the wall was made of wood, but was covered in tin and concrete in 1934, and then hard plastic in 1976. Encased in the wall is a manual scoreboard. In 2003 additional seating for spectators was added to the top of the wall. 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The wall is the highest in professional baseball, and has the characteristic of preventing home runs on many line drives that would clear the walls of other ballparks. A side effect of this is to increase the prevalence of doubles, since this is the most common result when the ball is hit off the wall (although some Red Sox leftfielders have become adept at fielding caroms off the wall to throw runners out at second base or hold the batter to a single). However, compared with other current major league parks, the wall is placed fairly shallow, at 310 feet from the plate at the left-field foul line, allowing a high but short fly ball to clear the wall for a home run. Picture of Fenway Park. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a single is the act of a batter safely reaching first base by striking the ball and getting to first before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ...

Profile of the Green Monster in 2004
Profile of the Green Monster in 2004

There are two home runs over the Green Monster which are among the most famous in baseball history. The first was Carlton Fisk's ball off of the left field foul pole in the 12th inning to win Game 6 of the 1975 World Series for the Sox. The second was New York Yankees shortstop Bucky Dent's dinger in the last game of the 1978 season. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 501 KB) Profile of the Green Monster, Fenway Parks left field wall, on June 22, 2004. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 501 KB) Profile of the Green Monster, Fenway Parks left field wall, on June 22, 2004. ... The Green Monster in 2004, showing the manual scoreboard and Green Monster seating For other uses, see Green Monster (disambiguation) The Green Monster is the nickname of the 37 foot, two inch left field wall at Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox. ... Boston Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisks famous waved home run against Cincinnatis Pat Darcy (right) in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. ... 1975 World Series Logo The 1975 World Series was between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927 â€¢ 1923 AL Pennants (39) 2003 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 2000... The position of the shortstop A shortstop moves to his left, toward the center of the field, to play a ground ball Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. ... Russell Earl Bucky Dent (b. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ...

Duffy Lewis was famous for his ability to handle the Fenway outfield
Duffy Lewis was famous for his ability to handle the Fenway outfield

From 1912 to 1933, there was a 10-foot-high mound that formed an incline in front of the Green Monster, extending from the left-field foul pole to the centerfield flag pole. As a result of the mound, a left fielder in Fenway Park had to play the entire territory running uphill. Boston's first star left fielder, Duffy Lewis, mastered the skill so well that the area became known as Duffy's Cliff. In 1934, Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey arranged to flatten the ground in left field so that Duffy's Cliff no longer existed and became part of the lore of Fenway Park. Duffy Lewis of the Boston Red Sox at Comiskey Park in 1912. ... Duffy Lewis of the Boston Red Sox at Comiskey Park in 1912. ... Duffy Lewis of the Boston Red Sox at Comiskey Park in 1912. ... Ted Williams & Tom Yawkey Thomas Austin Tom Yawkey (February 21, 1903 - October 10, 1976) was an American industrialist and Major League Baseball executive. ...


There is some dispute as to the true distance of the Green Monster from home plate. For many years, it was posted as 315 feet. During the Red Sox pennant race in 1975, an overhead photograph of Fenway Park was shown to a man who had analyzed reconnaissance photos in preparation for bombing missions in World War II. He determined that the foul pole was just 304 feet from home plate, but the marker on the wall was not changed. In 1990, Red Sox management relabeled the distance at 310 feet, but many people still believe it to be closer than that. 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atomic bomb. ... This article is about the year. ...


"Green Monster" is a term mainly used by people not associated with the team. Most Red Sox fans usually refer to it as simply "The Wall."


The Red Sox' mascot is Wally, a furry Green Monster, in homage.


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