Thursday, April 20, 2017

First Game At Fenway Park Was 105 Years Ago Today

One hundred and five years ago today (Saturday April 20, 1912), Boston's American League franchise played its first game ever at Fenway Park. Of course, they beat the New York Highlanders (later to become the Yankees), 7-6 in 11 innings. Attendance that first day was 27,000. Naturally, there were two rain delays before the contest could start—hey, it's Boston in April. CF Tris Speaker went 3-6 in the game, and knocked in two runs. All in all, a propitious start for the new ball yard.