From the archives | April 30 Ted Williams bids goodbye with game-winning home run ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page ASSOCIATED PRESS New Red Sox manager Lou Boudreau took his place in Fenway Park on Dec. 1, 1951. ASSOCIATED PRESS Dom DiMaggio slid home with an inside-the-park home run against the White Sox on June 24, 1951. tHE BOSTON GLOBE/FILE Ted Williams hung up his jersey for the final time before rejoining the US Marine Corps on April 30, 1952. ASSOCIATED PRESS Williams spoke to the crowd that day before reporting for military duty. ASSOCIATED PRESS When the Red Sox were snowed out on April 14, 1953, Mel Parnell pitched snowballs instead of baseballs. Paul Maguire/Globe Staff Boston University product Harry Agganis, left, debuted with a flash for the Red Sox in 1954, but died at age 26 the next year of a pulmonary embolism. Paul Maguire/Globe Staff Snow blanketed Fenway Park on this 1955 day. tHE BOSTON GLOBE/FILE Fenway Park was full for Opening Day in 1956 against the Orioles. Paul Connell/Globe Staff There was a wide swath of empty seats in left field on Aug. 11, 1956. Louis Russo/Globe Staff Grounds crew workers laid down new turf in 1957. Associated Press Ted Williams slid safely into second base in this game against Kansas City on July 25, 1957. Charles Dixon/Globe Staff Members of the Topsfield girls softball team attended a clinic sponsored by The Boston Globe on April 26, 1958. Boston Public Library Pumpsie Green, second from right, with (from left) Frank Malzone, Don Buddin, and Pete Runnels, was the first black player to play for the Red Sox in 1959. Paul Maguire/Globe Staff Several thousand kids watched the May 12, 1959, game at Fenway Park as guests of The Boston Globe, Red Sox, and the auto dealers of Greater Boston. tHE BOSTON GLOBE/FILE The seats were empty, but the Red Sox were in Fenway Park for batting practice on May 19, 1959.