Fenway Park Turns 100

The 100 most fascinating characters, moments, and tales in our beloved ballpark’s history.

4. Fenway’s last regularly scheduled double-header was May 31, 1971. Since then, they’ve been held due only to rainouts.

5. The longest game at Fenway was played on September 3, 1981. It went 20 innings before being suspended.

6-10. Fenway at the movies

  • Fear Strikes Out (1957)
  • Field of Dreams (1989)
  • Fever Pitch (2005)
  • The Town (2010)
  • Moneyball (2011)

11. It  cost  $339.01 to take  a family of four  to  Fenway last year, making it the  most expensive of all the MLB ballparks.

12. In the late ’40s, Sox owner Tom Yawkey would listen to his team’s road games via a large table radio placed on a chair near the batting cage. He also got his Sox gear dirty by chasing fly balls and grounders hit to him by his underlings.

13-19. The Longest Sox Home Runs Ever Hit at Fenway

  • Ted Williams, September 28, 1960: 420 ft.
  • David Ortiz, September 21, 2006: 425 ft.
  • David Ortiz, September 21, 2006: 430 ft.
  • Bernie Carbo, October 21, 1975: 430 ft.
  • Manny Ramirez, June 23, 2001: 463 ft.
  • Manny Ramirez, June 23, 2001: 501 ft.
  • Ted Williams, June 9, 1946: 502 ft.

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