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From the archives | July 3

Nets posted above Fenway Park’s left field wall

Nets were installed above the left field wall at Fenway Park.

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Nets were installed above the left field wall at Fenway Park.

Thirteen metal poles have been stretched out at right angles across the street sidewalk from heavy uprights extending nearly 30 feet above the concrete wall.

A big netting has been attached to the end of the poles high above the sidewalk.

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Balls now hit some 30 feet over the left-garden wall will strike the netting instead of continuing across Landsdowne st. Many windows have been broken and the installation of the protective screen for some time has been urged by the across-the-street tenants.

The new screen will not interfere with the home runs. Once the ball is hit over the original fence it is a “homer” as always.

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