103 years ago, Boston walked off against New York in the first official game at Fenway Park
103 years ago, Sox play first game at Fenway Park
At this point, you know about the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry.
You know about Aaron Boone:
You know about 2004:
You know (or maybe you don't) about Karim Garcia.
And 103 years ago today, the two teams competed in a nail-biter in the first official game at Fenway Park. Down 5-1 after three innings, the Red Sox stormed back against the New York Highlanders (they'd become the Yankees in 1913), tied the game up in the eighth inning and walked off on a Tris Speaker hit in the 11th. Here's more details from the Boston Globe story the day after:
A cold supper, indeed, for the 24,000 in attendance.
The scene outside the newly-built park was also a bit different than modern day fans have come to know:
Boston went on to win 105 games and the World Series that year.