September 02, 2004

About Fenway

Fenway Park opened on April 20, 1912, the same day as Detroit’s Tiger Stadium and before any of the other existing big league parks. It held 35,000 fans then, and today it holds 34,218. The Red Sox fit 47,627 people into Fenway for a September 22, 1935, doubleheader against the New York Yankees. Fire laws in the 1940's ended that type of overcrowding and the biggest postwar crowd was 36,388 for a game against the Cleveland Indians in 1978.

Can you tell that I'm really getting excited about the Redsox.

Posted by jackhodgson at September 2, 2004 12:23 PM