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Fenway Park, Boston, USA

August 17th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 
 

Fenway Park is the home ballpark of the Boston Red Sox baseball club.

Fenway Park opened on April 20, 1912, the same day as the now-abandoned Tiger Stadium in Detroit making Fenway Park the oldest ballpark still in active use in Major League Baseball.

It is located near, and named for, the Fenway neighborhood in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, United States. It takes its name from a comment by former owner John I. Taylor: "It's in the Fenway section of Boston, isn't it? Then name it Fenway Park."

Fenway Park hosted the 1946, 1961, and 1999 Major League Baseball All-Star Games. Its opening in 1912 was not mentioned on top page in the newspaper, happening, as it did five days after the sinking of the Titanic.

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 29 2/3 scoreless innings, a record that lasted until broken by Whitey Ford of the New York Yankees in 1961.

Fenway Park is one of the few remaining classic parks in major league baseball 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.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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