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Game Day..... Stadium #4 Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox play at Fenway Park. The ballpark opened on April 20, 1912. The Stadium broke ground on September 25, 1911 and the cost of the stadium was $650,000. Boston defeated the New York Highlanders, 7-6 in 11 innings. Coverage of the opening of Fenway Park was not like it should of been for a Stadium grand opening as most of the Newspaper coverage at the time was still focused on the sinking of the Titanic, which happened a few days earlier.



The most famous part of Fenway Park is the Green Monster, the outfield wall in Left Field. The wall is over 37 feet high and is 310 to 315 feet from home plate. Other areas in the park are called "The Triangle" is a region in center field where the walls form a triangle 420 feet from home plate, "Williamsburg" is named for the bullpens that were build in front of the right-center field bleachers in 1940. It was built to benefit Ted Williams, to enable him and other left handers to hit more home runs since the wall would be 23 feet closer to the plate.


Since Fenway Park has been open for 110 years tomorrow....there have been so many notable events at Fenway Park there are just too many to list. Here are some of those events.

*Carlton Fisk's Walk-off Homer in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series to win the game 7-6 in 12 innings

*Ted Williams hit his final home run of his career on his final at bat of his career on Sept. 28, 1960.

* Roger Clemens struck out 20 hitters against the Seattle Mariners on April 29, 1986

*Fenway Parks leads all stadiums with 14 no-hitters. The first being on Sept. 9, 1941 and the last being on May 19, 2008.


The Boston Red Sox will be playing the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 1 of a 3 game series with first pitch at 7:10 pm tonight. The Blue Jays will have starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi 0-1 go up against Nathan Eovaldi 1-0 for the Red Sox. We will be sitting in Grandstand Section 19 tonight.


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