Historical Tour of Fenway Park

A Home Run Historic Tour

Historical Tour of Fenway Park

Boston, Massachusetts 02115, United States

Created By: Core Docent Program I

Tour Information

Fenway Park is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball. It has hosted the World Series eleven times and is home to the Boston Red Sox. The park has been expanded and renovated many times over the years. This tour around Fenway Park will introduce newcomers to th historic landmarks of Fenway Park.

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What You'll See on the Tour

The Green Monster is the name given to the left field wall of the park. It is about 300 feet from home plate and benefits right handed hitters. The wall was part of the original ballpark construction in 1912 and it was made of wood. In 1934... Read more
The lone red seat is located in the right field bleachers and signified the longest home run hit ever at Fenway Park prior to 2019. Rowdy Tellez hit a longer home run than Ted Williams within the last year. On June 9th of 1946, Ted Williams... Read more
Pesky's Pole is name given to the pole on the right field foul line which stands 302 feet from home plate. It is also contains the shortest outfield distance in Major League Baseball. Aeriel pictures show that the measurement of the left-fi... Read more
Between 1912 ans 1933, there was a 10 foot high incline in front of the 25 foot high left field wall at Fenway Park. It extended from the left-field foul pole to the center field flag pole. Because of this, a left fielder had to partake in ... Read more
On October 9, 1920, Fenway Park hosted the first open-air boxing show in Boston. The Boston Daily Globe described heavy weights McCreery and Lester as the only exciting boxers of the era. After the fight, Lester punched McCreery and the car... Read more
The eleven retired numbers are located above the right field grandstand. All of the numbers retired by the Red Sox are red on a white circle. Jackie Robinson's 42 was retired by all of Major League Babse is blue on a white circle. Robsinson... Read more
1. If a ball is going through the scoreboard, it is a ground rule double whether it is a bounce or a fly 2. A fly ball striking left-center field wall to th right or on line behind the flag pole is a home run 3. The fly ball striking wall... Read more


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