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FENWAY PARK FLASHBACK

The joy and passion and full houses  and winning ways now on parade at Fenway Park all are a sharp contrast to the way things once were at the little ballpark in most of the 1960s. There are still those around who recall that time, some with mixed emotions. Sam Mele: I

Remembering Ted Williams

He was called “the Splendid Splinter,” “the Kid,” “Teddy Ballgame” and other unmentionable names. But Ted Williams was always something else. There was the love-hate affair fans at Fenway Park had with Ted Williams.  He dropped  a fly ball in the first game of a doubleheader. Raucous razzing followed.  In the

FLASHBACK: First Opening Day at Fenway Park

It was damp and chilly throughout New England for most of the spring of 1912, and in Boston, it took a few tries before baseball at a brand new ballpark could be played in decent weather. On April 9th, the Red Sox and Harvard's baseball team met in an exhibition game

Fenway Park Begins

Owner General Charles Henry Taylor, a Civil War veteran and owner of the "Boston Globe," had decided back in 1910 to build a new ballpark in the Fenway section of Boston bordering Brookline Avenue, Jersey Street, Van Ness Street and Lansdowne Street. It would cost $650,000 (approximately $14 million today),

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