Red Sox Celebrate 100 Years at Fenway

Fenway Park turns 100 years old and it's still relevant.

On April 20, 1912, one of the most famous baseball parks opened: Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox.

The cost to build this stadium was $650,000 which is pennies compared to cost of stadiums being built today.

The Red Sox have won all but one of their seven world series titles while playing at Fenway Park. The Red Sox only championship outside of the Fenway era came in 1903 while the team, then known as the Americans, played home games at the Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds.

In 2004, after a historic 86 year drought of not winning a world series, the team finally won the series. The Red Sox have have had numerous Hall of Famers wear the red and white, including Babe Ruth, Wade Boggs, Jim Rice, Carlton "Pudge" Fisk and others.

In 2003, Fenway Park added a new dimension to its historical look by building the Green Monster Seats. Since then, on a yearly basis, owners have made subtle changes and added new seats like the right field roof box seats, all of which look like they have always been there.

My most memorable Red Sox moments are getting to meet Nomar Garciaparra and getting his autograph before a game and being able to sit at field level next to the tarp and ball boy for a game with my dad.

So whether you're a Red Sox fan, Yankees fan or just a baseball fan, let's celebrate the 100th anniversary of this historical baseball park.

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