Fenway Park


First and Figures

Status: Home of the Boston Red Sox

Address: 4 Yawkey Way

Capacity:  35,095 opening day; 39,990

Cost to construct: $650,000

Architect: Osborn Engineering, Janet Smith (renovations)

Owner: Boston Red Sox



The Field 


Playing Surface: Grass

Defining Feature: The 37 foot high wall in left field called the green monster. The triangle in right center field. the horseshoe right field corner. 

Dimensions (ft) Initial distance in parenthesis

    Left Field:         310 (324)

    Left Center:      379

    Center Field:     420 (488)

    Right Center:    380

    Right Field:       302 (315)

Opening Day and Firsts


Opening Date:  April 20, 1912

Opponent:  New york Highlanders (Yankees)

Results:  Boston 7  NY 6

Attendance:  27,000

Umpires:Tommy Connolly, Bertie Hart

Managers:Jake Stahl, Red Sox; Harry Wolverton, Yankees

Starting Pitchers: Buck O'Brien, Red Sox; Ray Caldwell, Yankees

Ceremonial Pitch: Boston Mayor John F. Fitzgerald




Batting Firsts


Batter: Guy Zinn (walk)

Hit: Harry Wolter (single)

Run: Guy Zinn

RBI: Roy Hartzell

Single: Harry Wolter

Double: Steve Yerkes

Triple: Walter Johnson (04/24/1912)

Home Run: Hugh Bradley (04/26/1912)

Grand Slam: Rabbit Maranville (Braves 09/26/1914)

IPHR: Ty Cobb (05/09/1912)

Stolen Base: Hal Chase, Bert Daniels

Sacrifice Hit: Hal Chase

Sacrifice Fly: Duffy Lewis (05/07/1912)

Cycle: Moose Solters (08/19/1934)




Win: Charles Hall

Loss: Hippo Vaughn

Shutout: Smoky Joe Wood (05/20/1912)

Hit by Pitch: Buck O'Brien hit Cozy Dolan

Wild Pitch: Buck O'Brien

Balk: Buck O'Brien

                                                           No-Hitter: Iron Davis (NL 09/19/1914 second game)


Hosted Events


World Series:  1912, 1914, 1918, 1946, 1967, 1975, 1986, 2004, 2007 

All Star Games: 1946, 1961, 1999











Some of this data came from:

1967 World Series, 1975 World Series, 1986 World Series, 2004 World Series, 2007 World Series, Babe Ruth, Boston Red Sox, Bucky Dent, Carlton Fisk, Fenway Park, Fenway Park II, Green Monster, Harry Frazee, John Henry (owner), Ted Williams, Tom Yawkey


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