The 2012 baseball season will mark the 100th birthday of Fenway Park. When Fenway Park opened there was no federal income tax, the first radio station was 12 years away, the world had never known a world war, Babe Ruth was a 17 year old living in St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys and major league baseball was still one year away from its first $10,000 a year player. In 1912 Julia Child, Sam Snead and “Birdie” Tebbetts were born and Bram Stoker and Clara Barton died.
This blog will follow the progress of Fenway’s opening season as the 100th anniversary 2012 season unfolds. It will look at the players, the plays and the events of 1912 and while doing so will keep abreast of the historic season which 2012 promises to be. And interspersed throughout will be tales of Fenway Park and the Red Sox glorious history.