In April of 1912, mere days after the Titanic disappeared into the North Atlantic, Boston mayor John F. Fitzgerald threw out the first pitch at a newly minted stadium called Fenway Park. Fast forward a century and Fenway is not just one of Boston’s defining landmarks, but also arguably the most famous ballpark in the country. (It is America’s oldest in the major leagues.) Not to get all weepy, but the cheers that emanate from Yawkey are like the heartbeat of the Hub, and the game-day experience keeps inspiring new generations of Red Sox fans. To celebrate the centennial this spring, the king of film composers, John Williams, wrote an original orchestral anthem, “Fanfare for Fenway,” and performed it with the Boston Pops. There’s one epic score; here’s hoping the Sox deliver one too. We can think of no greater birthday present for the legendary ballpark than a home-run hundredth year.
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