“The ballpark is the star,” Martin F. Nolan once wrote of Fenway Park. The longtime Globe editorial page editor’s observation says a lot about the special status the home of the Red Sox has among sports fans — and, for that matter, movie fans, too. The lyric little bandbox, as John Updike famously called it, has made several onscreen appearances over its about-to-be-100-year history.
Maybe Fenway can’t claim the greatest Boston athletic facility cameo in Hollywood history. That would belong to the old Boston Garden. Robert Mitchum’s title character attended a Bruins game there just prior to getting whacked in “The Friends of Eddie Coyle.” But Fenway definitely has the most — as the following half-dozen examples indicate.