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Fenway Park

Though generations have come and gone, Fenway Park remains, much like it did the day it opened on April 20, 1912.

The home of the Boston Red Sox resounds with the echoes of great baseball players: Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Jimmy Collins, Duffy Lewis, Tris Speaker, Harry Hooper, Joe Cronin, Bobby Doerr, Johnny Pesky, Ted Williams, Jimmie Foxx, Carlton Fisk, Jim Rice and Carl Yastrzemski, to name just a few.

Fenway Park is actually the second home for the Sox. In 1901, the Boston Pilgrims became one of the charter members of the fledgling American League. The Pilgrims played ball at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, now a part of Northeastern University's campus.

Boston Globe owner General Charles Henry Taylor, a Civil War veteran, bought the team for his son John I. Taylor in 1904. In 1907, owner Taylor changed the club's name from the Pilgrims to the Red Sox. In 1910, tired of the leasing arrangement for the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Taylor announced that he would build a ballpark for his Red Sox. Taylor dubbed the new ballpark Fenway Park because of its location in the Fenway section of Boston.
 

Ballpark Stats
 

At A Glance

Name: Fenway Park
Opened: 1912
Type: Open-Air / Natural Grass
Seating: 53,000
Avg. Ticket: $5

Park Effects

RH Batting Average: 103
LH Batting Average: 108
RH Home Run: 99
LH Home Run: 94
Doubles: 123
Triples: 108

Dimensions

LF Line: 315 (37')
Leftfield: 340 (37')
Left-Center: 379 (37')
Centerfield: 420 (18')
Right-Center: 383 (5')
Rightfield: 388 (5')
RF Line: 302 (5')

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