Fenway Park, celebrating the 100th anniversary of its opening, has served as a landmark for generations of Bostonians.

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Fenway Park, celebrating the 100th anniversary of its opening, has served as a landmark for generations of Bostonians.

This spectacular sunset added to Fenway Park's beauty during a game against the Tigers on June 26, 1997.

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This spectacular sunset added to Fenway Park's beauty during a game against the Tigers on June 26, 1997.

Lightning lit up the sky around Fenway Park during a rain delay in a game against the Devil Rays on April 27, 2004.

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Lightning lit up the sky around Fenway Park during a rain delay in a game against the Devil Rays on April 27, 2004.

A double rainbow lingered over Fenway Park during this game against the Braves on July 7, 2000.

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A double rainbow lingered over Fenway Park during this game against the Braves on July 7, 2000.

Fireworks illuminated the area above Fenway Park during pre-game ceremonies against the Yankees on opening night 2010.

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Fireworks illuminated the area above Fenway Park during pre-game ceremonies against the Yankees on opening night 2010.

In section 42, a lone red set marks the spot where Ted Williams blasted a home run 502 feet on June 9, 1946.

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In section 42, a lone red seat marks the spot where Ted Williams blasted a home run 502 feet on June 9, 1946.

Load-bearing poles are some of the quirks that add charm to Fenway Park.

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Load-bearing poles are some of the quirks that add charm to Fenway Park.

The poles can obstruct views for some fans, but Lynn Driscoll (center) paid a scalper $50 for her obstructed view seat on Opening Day in 1995.

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The poles can obstruct views for some fans, but Lynn Driscoll (center) paid a scalper $50 for her obstructed view seat on Opening Day in 1995.

Fenway Park offers unique views all around, as this usher found in a center field TV platform during a July 5, 1990, game against the Yankees.

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Fenway Park offers unique views all around, as this usher found in a center field TV platform during a July 5, 1990, game against the Yankees.

In the 1960s, this painter helped put the finishing touches on the park before Opening Day.

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In the 1960s, this painter helped put the finishing touches on the park before Opening Day.

In 2007, the Red Sox unveiled their second World Series banner in four years on the left field wall.

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In 2007, the Red Sox unveiled their second World Series banner in four years on the Green Monster.

Beginning in 2003, the Red Sox installed seats above the Green Monster, where home run-catching nets formerly sat.

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Beginning in 2003, the Red Sox installed seats above the Green Monster, where home run-catching nets formerly sat.

The Green Monster, where balls hit into the net used to be retrieved via this ladder, has been pock-marked by line drives over the decades.

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The Green Monster, where balls hit into the net used to be retrieved via this ladder, has been pock-marked by line drives over the decades.

Inside the Green Monster, workers such as Christian Elias, right, and Nate Moulter operate the scoreboard by hand.

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Inside the Green Monster, workers such as Christian Elias, right, and Nate Moulter operate the scoreboard by hand.

The AL East standings that adorn the front of the wall were added in the 2000s.

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The AL East standings that adorn the front of the wall were added in the 2000s.

Fenway Park has served as home to more than the Red Sox. The Dropkick Murphys played a concert there on Sept. 8, 2011.

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Fenway Park has served as home to more than the Red Sox. The Dropkick Murphys played a concert there on Sept. 8, 2011.

The New Kids on the Block performed with the Backstreet Boys at Fenway Park on June 11, 2011.

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The New Kids on the Block performed with the Backstreet Boys at Fenway Park on June 11, 2011.

In 1968, Senator Eugene McCarthy brought his presidential campaign to Fenway Park.

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In 1968, Senator Eugene McCarthy brought his presidential campaign to Fenway Park.

In 2010, Sporting Lisbon and Celtic FC faced off in the first soccer match in Fenway Park in more than four decades.

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In 2010, Sporting Lisbon and Celtic FC faced off in the first soccer match in Fenway Park in more than four decades.

The Patriots called Fenway Park home from 1963-1968. Here, Babe Parilli threw a pass against the Chargers.

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The Patriots called Fenway Park home from 1963-1968. Here, Babe Parilli threw a pass against the Chargers.

The Bruins brought hockey to Fenway Park in 2010 when they defeated the Flyers in the NHL's Winter Classic.

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The Bruins brought hockey to Fenway Park in 2010 when they defeated the Flyers in the NHL's Winter Classic.

The grounds crew has played a big role in making Fenway Park look so good. A worker used a snow blower to clean the outfield of snow on March 23, 1993.

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The grounds crew has played a big role in making Fenway Park look so good. A worker used a snow blower to clean the outfield on March 23, 1993.

A member of the grounds crew cut the lawn on Oct. 3, 1967, as Fenway Park was readied for the World Series.

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A member of the grounds crew cut the lawn on Oct. 3, 1967, as Fenway Park was readied for the World Series.

After the Red Sox lost the 1986 World Series, workers began removing sod for the winter.

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After the Red Sox lost the 1986 World Series, workers began removing sod for the winter.

Maintaining the tarp during rain delays has long been a task for the grounds crew, as it was on Aug. 2, 2011.

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Maintaining the tarp during rain delays has long been a task for the grounds crew, as it was on Aug. 2, 2011.

Their forebears performed similar treatment on the Fenway Park infield on Sept. 21, 1937.

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Their forebears performed similar treatment on the Fenway Park infield on Sept. 21, 1937.

In 1946, workers put up signs announcing Game 4 of the World Series outside Fenway Park.

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In 1946, workers put up signs announcing Game 4 of the World Series outside Fenway Park.

In August 2011, a worker shut the gate to Gate D along Yawkey Way, which is the same street Fenway Park used as an entrance in 1912.

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In August 2011, a worker shut the gate to Gate D along Yawkey Way, which is the same street Fenway Park used as an entrance in 1912.

Though much has changed, Fenway Park has remained in the same location since it opened on April 20, 1912.

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Though much has changed, Fenway Park has remained in the same location since it opened on April 20, 1912.

Trips to Yawkey Way and Fenway Park, and all the associated rituals, are a rite of passage for many New Englanders.

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Fenway Park is part of us all

In good moments, sad moments, and bad moments, the home of the Red Sox has special meaning to New Englanders. By Bob Hohler

Why Fenway Park will always be special

The people come and go. But the generational bonds forged at Fenway make the ballpark special to so many New Englanders. By Dan Shaughnessy

From the Sports Editor

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/03/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/rev000.jpg About the Fenway Park special section

We hope this section brings your Fenway Park memories back to life as we celebrate the ballpark.

Video: Fenway at 100

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/03/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/fenway100video--90x90.jpg Memories of Fenway Park

The Globe video team talked with Fenway stakeholders about their favorite experiences at the park.

This day in Fenway Park history

From the archives

Daily memories from park’s first 100 years

Throughout 2012, we tracked the best memories Fenway Park had to offer. Look back at some of the park’s most significant moments.

/rf/image_90x90/Boston/Content/Sports/Images/46264442H6837779.JPG?uuid=0efc8744-7387-11e1-94b7-2bd330729df5 The Wall is an icon of more than just Fenway

The park’s signature feature has undergone a few facelifts but remains a towering presence and a symbol for baseball and for Boston.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/03/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/1912openingday--90x90.JPG The Fenway Park of 1912

The Red Sox christened Fenway Park just days after the Titanic sank, and at the time the ballpark was state of the art.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/03/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/ryan90-2457.png Flaws are part of Fenway Park’s charm

The seats are too small and some sightlines are poor, but there is no place else on earth where I’d rather see a baseball game.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/03/12/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/01022010_bg02bruins_chara.jpg 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, and even elephants.

Over time, Fenway Park has proven incomparable

New ballparks try to blend modern amenities with a nostalgic touch of yore, but nothing comes close to Boston’s nonpareil shrine.

Fenway Park a big part of pop culture

The “lyric little bandbox” has been a movie and television star, as well as an inspiration for many in the literary and musical worlds.

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC

Anatomy of the Green Monster

Explore the defining feature of Fenway Park from inside and out.

INTERACTIVE TIMELINE

100 years of news at Fenway

Check out how The Boston Globe covered all of the major events at Fenway Park since 1912.

VIDEO

When the Patriots called Fenway Park home

The park helped legitimize the then-fledgling franchise when it was a member of the American Football League.

The red seat that mark Ted Williams’ longest home run sits 502 feet away from home plate.

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Red chair marks seat of power in Fenway bleachers

Ted Williams’ longest Fenway blast went 502 feet from home plate, a feat that Mo Vaughn continually marveled at.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/03/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/wmsql--90x90.jpg Explaining Pesky’s Pole

The right-field pole, just 302 feet from home plate, was not always known for Red Sox legend Johnny Pesky.

Patience paid off at home run derby in 1999

The Red Sox wouldn’t issue a photo credential to Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld. So he got access his own way.

Good seats, bad seats: Fenway has them all

Fenway Park has some of the quirkiest seats in baseball. Some put fans right on top of the action. Others make it hard to see the game.

Sneaking into Fenway a thrill for some youngsters

In 2006, a couple of Boston teenagers outflanked Fenway security for a free pass into Pedro Martinez’s homecoming.

Fenway Memory

In Fenway blackout, a calming presence

In what could have been a scary power outage in 1991, the genial and entertaining Sherm Feller kept the peace.

Fenway Park’s Top Fives

Five greatest Red Sox wins in Fenway Park

From the victory that helped make 1967 a dream season to the win that sparked the 2004 triumph over the Yankees.

Five worst Red Sox losses in Fenway Park

Heartache has been familiar to Red Sox fans. Here are some of the most painful Sox memories from the first 100 years.

Fenway Park’s top five home runs

Ted Williams, Carlton Fisk, and David Ortiz have all thrilled the local crowd with memorable home runs.

Fenway Park’s top five pitching performances

Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez, and others offered some sterling performances on the mound.

Fenway Park’s top five hitting performances

Nomar Garciaparra, Ted Williams, and Carl Yastrzemski all dot the list of Fenway’s most impressive offensive displays.

Top five Fenway Park quotes

Fenway Park has inspired thoughtful words from many over its 100 years. Here are a few of the most memorable.

Fenway Park’s top moments

The ballpark has hosted some of the most memorable events in Boston history. Here are the ones that stand out.