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.
A blueprint for the development of the land in the Fens section of the city purchased by Red Sox owner John I. Taylor to build a new ball park for the Boston Red Sox.
Hello and welcome, my name is Raymond Sinibaldi. An educator for more than two decades, a baseball fan for nearly 60 years, I have authored four books about baseball and her glorious history; with a fifth on the way in late spring of 2015; the first, The Babe in Red Stockings which was co-authored with Kerry Keene and David Hickey. It is a chronicle of Babe's days with the Red Sox. We also penned a screenplay about Babe's Red Sox days so if any of you are Hollywood inclined or would like to represent us in forwarding that effort feel free to contact me through my email. In 2012 we three amigos published Images of Fenway Park in honor of the 100th birthday of Fenway Park. That led to the creation of this blog. The following year, 2013 came my first solo venture, Spring Training in Bradenton and Sarasota. This is a pictorial history of spring training in those two Florida cities. The spring of 2014 brought forth the 1967 Red Sox, The Impossible Dream Season. The title speaks for itself and it also is a pictorial history. Many of the photos in this book were never published before. The spring of 2015 will bring 1975 Red Sox, American League Champions. Another pictorial effort, this will be about the Red Sox championship season of 1975 and the World Series that restored baseball in America. I was fortunate enough to consult with sculptor Franc Talarico on the “Jimmy Fund” statue of Ted Williams which stands outside both Fenway Park and Jet Blue Park Fenway South, in Fort Myers Florida. That story is contained in the near 300 posts which are contained herein. This blog has been dormant for awhile but 2015 will bring it back to life so jump on board, pass the word and feel free to contact me about anything you read or ideas you may have for a topic. Thanks for stopping by, poke around and enjoy. Autographed copies of all my books are available here, simply click on Raymond Sinibaldi and email me.
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