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On this day in 1912, the first game at Fenway Park was played

Fenway Park hosted its first game on this day in 1912

From 1901-1911, the Boston Red Sox, or Boston Americans (as they were called up until 1908) played their home games at Huntington Avenue Grounds. It was a former circus lot with a center-field fence a monstrous 635 feet from home plate. Cy Young threw the modern era's first perfect game there. It hosted the first ever World Series.

But then, another ballpark went up in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood of Boston, and on this day,