You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Sports

Dan Shaughnessy

Sox celebrate Fenway's 100th birthday, lose to the Yankees

It was a day for anthems and icons, for Pedro, Pudge, and Pesky, and a Hall of Fame reunion in left field. A day to remember, in other words, followed by a game to forget.

It was all great . . . until the game started.

No organization serves history and tradition better than the Red Sox. The Olde Towne Team treated an ever-loyal constituency to a boffo bash on Friday, celebrating the 100th birthday of Fenway Park. No less than 212 former Red Sox players, coaches, and managers emerged from every corner of the ancient ballfield in a cornball, cornfield pregame ceremony that raised hair on forearms and sparked memories of 10 decades of hardball heartaches and triumph.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week