Happy 100th Fenway Park

One hundred years ago Fenway Park opened its gates for baseball. That day the Red Sox defeated the New York Highlanders (renamed the Yankees in 1913) 7-6 in a game that went eleven innings.

In 2007, I went on a weekend trip to Boston with Mr. Brandon Fish. We attended the Yankees at Red Sox game on the 95th Anniversary of Fenway Park. Curt Shilling versus Andy Pettitte. In the bottom of the eighth, the Sox were down 2-6. They scored five runs that inning to beat the Yankees 7-6. (Box score.)

This time we’re playing the Yankees again. The Red Sox are struggling mightily of late, but maybe all of that great baseball history will help put them over the top.

The view from our seats, April 20, 2007.

Image courtesy Brandon Fish.

Panorama of Fenway in it’s early days.

By John F. Riley, World Series, Fenway Park, Oct. 12, 1914

Fenway now.

By Jared Vincent, View from Legend’s Box, Fenway Park, on June 21, 2008

It’s been a great, and wonderful, and awful 100 years of baseball. Thank you, Fenway Park.