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What Are Your Fenway Park Memories?

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The late John Updike famously described Fenway Park as “a lyric little bandbox of a ballpark.” He called it “a compromise between Man’s Euclidean determinations and Nature’s beguiling irregularities.” He was referring, of course, to the old ballpark’s quirks: one of the deepest right fields in the American League; the shortest left field. And of course, the big green monster, rising 37 feet high, like the battered side of a hulking ship.

However you describe it, Fenway Park is 100 years old today — the oldest major league ball park in the country. And because of that century-long history, it’s a source of countless memories for baseball fans everywhere — especially here in Boston and around New England.

On this Fenway Park centennial day, we’re joined by a couple of great writers who have been following sports in the city for a long time. They share their Fenway Park memories.

You can share your memories in the comments, below.

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