Fenway Park Turns 100


Fenway Park
Mazal Tov to Boston fans on the occasion of the Centennial birthday of Fenway Park.
Our 1934 "Slants on Sports" columnist Morris Weiner knew his baseball trivia. Weiner pointed out that the Boston Red Sox held a share of the longest game in World Series history, 14 innings played against the Brooklyn Robins in 1916.

That record for most innings played in a World Series game has since been tied but not surpassed.

The game, however, was played in Braves Field, not Fenway Park, in order to accommodate a larger crowd.

One 1934 event that did take place in Fenway: the budding friendship between a Joe Cronin and Al Schacht, Irish manager and Jewish third base coach who bolted for the Boston Red Sox in 1935:

Between the Celtic Cronin and the Hebraic Schacht there has developed a sort of "Abie’s Irish Rose" partnership which apparently was more important than generally supposed in the scheme of things in Washington.

And another: A Catholic cardinal’s philosemitic sermon

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