April brings the start of the baseball season. Throughout the years, no matter how the fans feel about the Red Sox, devotees fill Fenway Park, excited to cheer on the home team on this brand-new year’s Opening Day. The oldest Major League Baseball stadium has been slightly renovated
over 101 years, but the nostalgia and love of the game remain unchanged on Opening Day.
Above, from April 24, 1937: A sea of mostly male fans watched as the World Champion
New York Yankees eked out a 6-5 victory in 10 innings to spoil the Red Sox home opener
for 20,000 intrepid rooters at Fenway. The Sox had the tying run on third
in the bottom of the 10th when Bobby Doerr flied out to end the game. See the full gallery here.
LEANNE BURDEN SEIDEL and LISA TUITE