Today in baseball: Fenway Park collateral to the Yankees…

On this day a hundred years ago, the New York Yankees bought Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox for "just" $100,000. But did you know that Fenway Park would also be part of the deal? According to the legend, financially strapped Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth to generate money for his …

Today in baseball: Ballpark openings

Today 107 and 106 years ago there were some ballpark christenings. In 1912 Fenway Park opened its doors. A year later another iconic ballpark would be opened: Ebbets Field. Even though the first MLB game at Fenway Park was played on April 20, the first game ever was played on April 9, 1912. The Red …

Yawkey morse code to stay on Fenway Park’s scoreboard

Recently the Boston Red Sox ownership requested a name change for Yawkey Way, the street that runs next to Fenway Park which is named after one of the previous owners of the Bosox, Tom Yawkey. But despite this request, the club is not seeking to remove the name of Yawkey and his wife in Morse …

Marathon inside Fenway Park

Marathon runners don't usually mean the Big Green Monster at Fenway Park when they talk about hitting the wall. But today, 50 runners will circle the outfield 116 times to cover the classic 26.2-mile distance in a race being billed as the first marathon held entirely within the confines of a major league ballpark. While the …

Why do the Red Sox keep honoring a bigoted owner?

As you may know, Fenway Park in Boston is located at Yawkey way, named after the former owner of the Red Sox (from 1933 until 1977). But why do the Red Sox (and the city of Boston) keep honoring an owner who was a proven bigot and racist?  Before 1947, when Major League Baseball upheld …

Old Tiger Stadium site will have baseball use afterall

This is very old news, but I must have totally missed it. I bumped into an article that the new stadium, that will be built on the old location of Tiger Stadium/Navin Field, will have an artificial turf field. In December 2014, the city of Detroit gave the green light for the project..... This makes me very …

Why is there no netting along the stands in (many) US baseball stadiums?

The freak accident at Fenway Park, last Friday, where a 44-year old woman was hit by a broken bat, makes me wonder why there is no netting in many of the US baseball stadiums. I must admit that I have been to only three MLB stadiums and three MiLB stadiums so far, but nowhere, except …

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