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Patience paid off at home run derby in 1999

This photograph is about never giving up.

When the All-Star Game was played at Fenway Park in 1999, Red Sox management at the time would not issue me a photo credential for the game because Dan Shaughnessy and I were working on a book about Fenway Park. The book was essentially a valentine to the old ballpark. But that ownership wanted the park torn down and I wanted it preserved.

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