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Fenway Park not just home to the Red Sox

Baseball has hardly been the only attraction at this versatile venue, which has hosted football games, concerts, political rallies . . . even elephants

You know Fenway Park as the home of Hall of Famers Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, and Jim Rice, as a place where baseball is cherished. But the Green Monster has been a backdrop for far more than baseball in the last century.

John Phillips Sousa, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joe Namath, Ray Charles, Pele, and Bruce Springsteen are among the notable figures who appeared at Fenway, if only for a single day. Their stories are part of the historical fabric of the park, even if they aren’t as celebrated.

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