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This year marks centenary anniversaries of great significance, such as the War of 1812 and sinking of the Titanic, and of lesser renown, like the incorporation of Bloomfield, N.J., and the first parachute jump from a moving airplane.
But for baseball fans, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park, best known as the home of the Red Sox but, as chronicled in the new coffee table book Field of our Fathers (Triumph Books, 288 pps.), has played host to memorable moments in dozens of other sports from football to lacrosse, military masses and more.
Author Richard Johnson uses a combination of narrative and reprinting of primary source stories in the chronology — and although the reader has to be careful to discern between the two, the device works to capture the changing times that the Fens has seen, even before the familiar Green Monster lurked in left field.
Jake Stahl‘s Red Sox officially opened the park against Harry Wolverton‘s New York Highlanders on April 20, 1912, after rain postponed the opener for two days. But the first actual contest, 11 days earlier, pitted the Sox against Harvard, the big leaguers managing a 2-0 win.
Especially in its early years, Fenway played host to games at all levels. College teams, high school squads, Elks lodges and even company teams were frequent participants, and Johnson chronicles them all, even if only the final result, underscoring the breadth of competition. In fact, it was Braves pitcher (and Harvard law student) George “Iron” Davis who hurled Fenway’s first no-hitter in Sept. 1914, when the “Miracle Braves” switched late-season games to the larger park to accommodate fans during their unlikely championship run.
Field of Our Fathers includes hundreds of images ranging from photographs to tickets to posters to uniform patches, greatly enhancing the narrative. The photos show the many iterations of the park, from the wooden bleachers that sat behind the pre-Monster left field wall through football, lacrosse and the annual military masses. Fenway, after all, has seen American wars all the way back to World War I.
Bostonians — and other baseball fans — will want to put Field of Our Fathers in a prominent place, just to be able to share the beautiful images with guests. But first, they should peruse through the pages and read many of the reprinted articles.
“Nuf Ced” McGreevy would be proud.
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