The world knows Fenway park as America’s most beloved and oldest ballpark, but there are many things that make it truly unique. From the moment you walk through the gates, you can feel the history all around you. MLB superstars from Ted Williams to David Ortiz, Babe Ruth and Pedro Martinez have played in the hallowed halls here. This is sacred ground to a baseball fan. So, as a new season is here, let’s take a look at 9 things that make Fenway Park America’s most beloved ballpark.
The nooks and kranies, the absurd and historic all make the home of the Boston Red Sox what it is today. Regardless of how the team in playing, people come. You’ve heard the famous line from the movie, Field of Dreams, “if you build it, he will come.” Well how about this, if you KEEP it, they will come. And they do, year after year, to enjoy it’s historic place in the world and all it’s idiosyncracies. The church of baseball is Fenway Park.
Fenway is like no other in so many ways. Why we sing Sweet Caroline (at the bottom of the 8th) is rather random. There’s the lone red seat, the odd large wall in left field, the pesky pole and many other rare and remarkable things about Fenway. So, cue the music, let’s walk up to bat and take a swing of the good, the strange and the celebrated.