The first official baseball game at Fenway took place on April 9, 1912, when the Sox beat Harvard University 2-0. Nobody could. The first game was played April 20, 1912, but newspaper coverage of the game was downplayed because of the recent Titanic ship disaster. 16. Fenway didn’t always have great ticket sales though. Fenway currently has the fourth lowest maximum capacity in the majors. One wedding took place during the filming of The Town (2010), which shot at the ballpark for 13 days. Fenway Park also leads the league in beer prices, at $7.25 a pop. Has A Rare Final Round That Surprised Alex Trebek, 63 Communities Now At High Risk For Coronavirus In Massachusetts, What Does NOAA's Winter Outlook Mean For New England? By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. You'll receive your first newsletter soon! 29. Nine World Series games have been played there. In 1965, there were two games that had a paid attendance of under 500. When Red Sox owner John I. Taylor, who also owned the new ballpark (which cost $650,000 to build), was asked why he chose Fenway Park for a name, he said, "Well, it's in the Fenway, isn't it?" 27. On March 7, 2012, it was announced that the park had been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Upper deck seats were not added to Fenway until 1946. 10. A lot of historical events—some of which are curious—have gone down over the last several decades at 4 Yawkey Way. 35. It hit a 56-year-old, straw hat-wearing construction worker named Joseph A. Boucher right in the head. 37. The name Fenway Park comes from the stadium being in the Fenway district of Boston. 3. Fenway Park in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts has a rich heritage and is the oldest active ballpark in Major League Baseball. 19. Look To La Nina, 160 At Massachusetts Schools Test Positive For Coronavirus In Last Week, 20-Year-Old Woman Arrested After High-Speed Chase On Mass. 38. The Patriots played at Fenway from 1963-1968. Pike, Patriots Cancel Friday's Practice; James Ferentz Reportedly Placed On COVID List. All we could do was duck. Boston's Fenway Park has been around officially since April 20, 1912, making it the oldest ballpark still standing in Major League Baseball. The park was named by then Red Sox owner John I. Taylor. On January 5, 1934, a five-alarm, four-hour blaze almost completely destroyed the already-underway construction of new features to Fenway. The 600 Club, a glass-in seating area behind home plate, was added in 1988. 9. In 1947 it was painted green. Opened in 1912, it is the oldest stadium in Major League Baseball and one of its most famous. Der Fenway Park ist ein Baseballstadion im Stadtteil Fenway–Kenmore der US-amerikanischen Stadt Boston im Bundesstaat Massachusetts. Fenway Park, baseball park in Boston that is home to the Red Sox, the city’s American League (AL) team. 5. 14. The first regular season game between two professional teams was scheduled for April 18, 1912, but was rained out. Let us know! Die Heimspielstätte der Boston Red Sox aus der Major League Baseball (MLB) fasst gegenwärtig zu Tagspielen 37.305 bzw. In May of 1957 Williams reportedly shot 30 to 40 pigeons from "Williamsburg," to the consternation of construction workers on duty during a Red Sox off-day. The area was used as a parking lot for players. Fenway has hosted 19 soccer matches, with the first played in 1931. Then call it Fenway Park." Gov. Before 40,000 supporters and a nationwide radio audience, Roosevelt delivered his final campaign speech on November 4, 1944, three days before getting elected as POTUS for the fourth time. 1. 20. It was also Taylor who changed the club's name from Americans to Red Sox prior to the 1908 season. Stimulus Package Update: As Unemployment Claims Climb, Have Both Sides Found Common Ground? In addition to hosting high school football, college football, professional football, soccer, professional hockey, boxing, and professional wrestling, the Harlem Globetrotters defeated the George Mikan United States All-Stars on July 29, 1954 by the score of 61-41, on a basketball court placed in the Fenway infield.