From the Archives

Opening Day at Fenway Park


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

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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.


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