Red Sox fans have had their ups and downs throughout the years but they have always shown their adoration for the team. Baseball enthusiasts strive for that beloved autograph,
hoping to be the lucky one to catch the star’s attention.
In the photo above from Aug. 18, 1974, James E. McClish, a Red Sox fan from Newport, R.I.,
decided to celebrate his 50th birthday at Fenway Park by buying ice cream for fellow fans
and players. He handed out ice cream bars to players in the dugout and to fans in his vicinity.
It cost him $100, but it’s a birthday he would remember. See the full gallery here.
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