Apr 20, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT
Somehow I don’t think that players in 1912 wore Phiten necklaces, or had sunglasses and batting helmets. But I wasn’t around then — I could be wrong. Despite distractions such as a creepy guy on stilts and Tom Brady making out with Gisele Bundchen (see next post), Fenway Park’s 100th birthday celebration went off quite well today. Except, if you’re a Boston fan, for the score — wearing their 1912 throwback unis, the New York Highlanders beat the Red Sox, 6-2.
But wait, were they actually called the Highlanders then? Read this and decide for yourself.
Fun fact: On April 20, 1912, legendary former mayor John F. “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald threw out the first pitch at the opening of Fenway Park. For today’s game, Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John F. Kennedy and the great-granddaughter of Honey Fitz, threw out one of three ceremonial first pitches. Another fun fact: the 1912 Fenway opener got very little publicity due to continuing coverage of the sinking of the Titanic, which occurred on April 15.
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