The Boston Red Sox have planned a number of special events to commemorate the upcoming 100th anniversary of Fenway Park. Recognized as “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark,” Fenway is the longest operating Major League park in the U.S.
“As we embark on the next century of baseball in one of the great cathedrals of sport, we look forward to joining with our fans to celebrate the rich history and character of this ballpark,” said Principal Owner John Henry. “We have a saying around here that I’m particularly fond of, and I think it is very well-suited for this special occasion – ‘Fenway Park: It never gets old’.”
The Red Sox will feature a handful of “Throwback Days” this season, where both the Red Sox and the opposing team will dress in historic uniforms from previous eras. One specific Throwback Day will reveal uniforms from 1936, when they take on the Oakland A’s on May 2nd to celebrate the career of Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx.
In order to showcase timeless artifacts and memorabilia from Fenway, the Red Sox have come up with “Fenway Park – A Living Museum,” designed to highlight the historical events that have taken place at the ballpark with displays, artifacts and an enhanced tour program.
The organization will continue to support the community through their “100 Acts of Kindness” program with various non-profit organizations during the 100th anniversary season. The “100 Acts of Kindness” will include donations, volunteer efforts and hosting community events. Stay tuned for more Boston Red Sox news and updates!