Baseball - one of America's favorite pastimes for playing or watching - can be caught live in Boston's Fenway Park, home to the hometown baseball team. Located in the heart of Boston, Fenway Park has a rich history of Baseball greats. Here, you and your Boston apartment roommates and buddies can watch the prestigious Sox play the multitude of games from spring to fall.
On April 20, 1912, in the Fenway section of Boston, the park was opened by owner General Charles Henry Taylor. There, Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Bobby Doer, and Carlton Fisk, to name a few, have made baseball history. Not only a baseball field, Fenway was home to the New England Patriots from 1963-1968, the Boston Redskins played here before moving to Washington in 1937, and the Boston Yanks, now the Indianapolis Colts, played here from 1944-1948.
A little more history ... Fenway Park boasted a 10 foot mound in front of the left field wall that extended from the left field foul pole to the center field pole. This meant the left fielder had to run UPHILL to play the game. The Sox' first star left fielder, Duffy Lewis, mastered the hill and thus was named "Duffy's Cliff." The area was flattened in 1934, but is still a part of the lore of Fenway Park. Also, one of the MLB's last manually-operated scoreboards is located in left field.
Enjoy a tasty meal at one of the numerous restaurants or food stands, sit in the red painted bleacher that indicates the farthest hit home run, or enjoy a beer (sales stop 2 1/2 hours into a game) at Fenway Park. One last fact, at this point, no one has ever hit a home run over the roof at right field of the park. Maybe you can see it yourself, or at least try.