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MLB – 1987 – Special Legends Feature – Boston Fenway Park – The Story Of An American Tradition

Fenway Park is a baseball park located in Boston, Massachusetts near Kenmore Square….where since 1912, it has been the home for the Boston Red Sox….which is the city’s American League baseball team….and since 1953, its only Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise. 

It is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball….and because of its age and constrained location in Boston’s dense Fenway–Kenmore neighborhood…..the park has been renovated or expanded many times…..thus, resulting in quirky heterogeneous features including “The Triangle” …..Pesky’s Pole…..and the Green Monster wall in left field…..as it is the fourth-smallest among MLB ballparks by seating capacity, second-smallest by total capacity…..and one of eight that cannot accommodate at least 40,000 spectators.

Fenway has hosted the World Series 11 times….. with the Red Sox winning six of them…..and the Boston Braves winning one.  Besides baseball games it has been the site of many other sporting and cultural events including professional football games for the Boston Redskins, Boston Yanks and the Boston Patriots…..along with concerts; soccer and hockey games….such as the 2010 NHL Winter Classic…..and political and religious campaigns.

April 20, 2012 marked Fenway Park’s centennial…..and on March 7 of that year, the park was added to the National Register of Historic Places.  Former pitcher Bill Lee has called Fenway Park “a shrine…..and it is a pending Boston Landmark…..which will regulate any further changes to the park. Today, the park is considered to be one of the most well-known sports venues in the world.   Anyway you cut the pie, there is NO PLACE that SAYS BASEBALL quite like FENWAY PARK….for you will never forget the experience of seeing a game at Fenway…..and we at ImaSportsphile consider this video to be “pure gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories.

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