Fenway Park Turns 100

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

59-61. Park Secrets Fenway’s hidden past, from those who know it best.

  • The Bar: Fenway’s old press-box dining room — Boston’s most exclusive watering hole — attracts such baseball royalty as Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, and Ernie Harwell.
  • The Call: When a bomb threat is called into the park’s switchboard one day in the late ’80s, legendary operator Helen Robinson informs the caller that she doesn’t have time for such things, and promptly hangs up on him.
  • The Save: The bar located on the Budweiser deck above right field is made of parts salvaged from an old candlepin bowling alley once located in the Game On! Space.

62. Sox trainer Bits Bierhalter tends to the clubhouse stove in 1932.