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100 Years of Fenway

Our Chronicles of Old Boston may be brand new, but the city itself has a long and colorful history. And April 12, 2012, marks the 100th anniversary of one of the city’s most famous legends: Fenway Park.

Baseball’s oldest — and most legendary — working baseball park has seen thousands of games over the years, including the Red Sox’s curse-breaking 2004 season. The “Crimson Hose” are marking the anniversary by battling the same team they played 100 years ago today, the New York Yankees. Mayor John F. Fitzgerald (JFK’s grandfather) threw out the first pitch and the Sox went on to defeat the New York Highlanders (renamed the Yankees the next year), 7-6. One hundred years later the two foes face off again, to another at-capacity crowd of 38,805.

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