Fenway Park, Massachusetts (Images of America Series)

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Five days after the sinking of the Titanic, Boston's Fenway Park held its grand opening. Since that day, millions have witnessed the Red Sox play baseball. Their "Royal Rooters" evolved into the "Fenway Faithful" and are now commonly referred to as "Red Sox Nation." Nine World Series have been staged upon Fenway's turf, along with three Major League All-Star Games. Aside from baseball, Fenway has been host to professional and amateur football games, ice hockey, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, hurling, boxing and ...
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Overview


Five days after the sinking of the Titanic, Boston's Fenway Park held its grand opening. Since that day, millions have witnessed the Red Sox play baseball. Their "Royal Rooters" evolved into the "Fenway Faithful" and are now commonly referred to as "Red Sox Nation." Nine World Series have been staged upon Fenway's turf, along with three Major League All-Star Games. Aside from baseball, Fenway has been host to professional and amateur football games, ice hockey, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, hurling, boxing and wrestling matches, and even a circus. Music from concerts has reverberated across its lawn, religious services have been held, and political rallies staged--all adding patches to the quilt of Fenway's rich, illustrious history. The structure that noted author John Updike referred to many decades ago as "a lyric little band box" has become one of New England's most beloved historical landmarks.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738576886
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 4/9/2012
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 692,545
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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David Hickey, Raymond Sinibaldi, and Kerry Keene are all Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) members and have collectively authored seven books and numerous newspaper/magazine articles, hosted sports radio shows, and consulted on the Ted Williams Jimmy Fund statue. Relying heavily on the photographic archives of the Boston Public Library, they have woven the story of Fenway in a magical tapestry of heartbreak, hope, joy, love, and faith.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Acknowledgments 7

Introduction 8

1 The Early Years 11

2 Yawkey Arrives, Fenway Changes 25

3 World Series, Playoffs, and All-Star Games 61

4 They Called Fenway Home 85

5 Plaques, Honors, and Red Sox Hall of Fame 101

6 New Century, New Owners, New Ideas 113

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