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Red Sox, City Celebrate Fenway's 100th

Today's Fenway Park centennial celebration (Courtesy Harvey Cotton)
Today's Fenway Park centennial celebration (Courtesy Harvey Cotton)

Jim Rice. Johnny Pesky. Carlton Fisk. Yaz. Nomar Garciaparra. Those are just some of the big Red Sox names who appeared at the just-concluded 100th birthday bash for Fenway Park.

According to the AP, more than 200 former players and coaches — including former manager Terry Francona, who received a loud ovation — were at the majors' oldest ballpark to celebrate the anniversary of the "lyric little bandbox." Fenway opened on April 20, 1912, for a Red Sox game against the New York Highlanders (who later became the Yankees).

The Sox are now under way against the Yanks. Both teams are sporting throwback uniforms.

-- If you missed it, here's our live-blog coverage of the ceremonies:

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This program aired on April 20, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

Benjamin Swasey Twitter Digital Manager
Ben is WBUR's digital manager. He occasionally reports on economic and transportation policy, climate and social issues, and politics.

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