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Fenway's Time to Shine

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Ballparks don’t live to be 100. All the great old ones, except Fenway Park, are gone. Forbes Field, Tiger Stadium, Ebbets Field, the Polo Grounds, Shibe Park, Crosley Field, the original Yankee Stadium. All gone.

Not many people live to be 100. Bob Hope, George Burns, Strom Thurmond, Irving Berlin, and the Queen Mum all crossed the century line. Rose Kennedy, made it, too. Rose was 104 years old when she died in 1995.

Rose is on my mind today because Fenway Park is turning 100 today (you may have heard), and her father threw out the first pitch when the ballpark opened on Saturday, April 20, 1912. I’m told that the NESN broadcast of that Red Sox-New York Highlanders game aired promotions for “The Jake Stahl Show,’’ featuring video...

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