Fenway Park is the home of the Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball team. The ballpark was completed in 1912, and was reconstructed in 1934. Beloved by countless animated Boston sports fans.
The Red Sox got their name from the 1870's Boston Red Stockings, which eventually became the Boston Braves and now the Atlanta Braves in the National League. The Red Sox have won World Series Championships in 1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 2004, 2007 and have made many appearances in post-season play.
The "Green Monster" is the 37 foot high wall in left field. The scoreboard in it is still hand-operated by hanging number signs during each game. "Pesky's Pole" is the right field foul line pole, which counts as a home run if struck. Johnny Pesky batted over .300 career, but hit few home runs. One of those home runs hit the pole and was an important game-winner; the nickname of the pole was solidified in the1980s. Boston's Ted Williams hit .406 in 1941, the last Major League Player to bat over 400 [Boston's Wade Boggs hit over 400 spread over 2 seasons in the 1980's.] The "Curse of the Babe" is a local term associated with not winning a World Series from 1918 to 2004 (86 years). Babe Ruth was traded to the Yankees in 1919 after the 1918 season.
During the regular season, Fenway Park tours are available seven days a week. The tours start at the souvenir shop across the street from the park on Yawkey Way. For the sports lover, Fenway Park is a must-see attraction when visiting the city.
Contact Information & Address:
Nearest MBTA: Kenmore Station (Green Line)
Walking Directions: Exit the station and walk up Brookline Avenue. Kenmore Square has several crossroads. Brookline Avenue crosses over the Massachusetts Turnpike on the west side of the square. Fenway Park is one long block away over this bridge on the left.