It sits in a sea of green, a single red chairback in the outer limits of Fenway Park’s right field bleachers. It is Seat 21 in Row 37 of Section 42.
It is known simply as the red seat, and it marks the spot where Ted Williams hit the longest home run in Fenway’s 84-year history.
Like a fleck of red paint on an otherwise lush green canvas, the commemorative chair draws the eye. Someone is almost always sitting in it, even when just a few patrons are in the bleachers. New fans ask about the red seat, and citizens of Red Sox Nation are happy to relay the Fenway folklore.
Teddy Ballgame’s mighty clout was struck 50 years ago today, on a windy, sun-splashed Sunday afternoon in the first inning of the second game of a doubleheader against the Tigers.
``Hell, I can tell you everything about that one,’’ Williams said from his Florida home last week. ``I hit it off Fred Hutchinson, who was a tough lefty who changed speeds real good.
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