The oldest Major League Baseball stadium that's still in use celebrates its centennial today, and the commemoration will be as elegant and Bostonian as you'd expect: Academy Award-winning composer John Williams's tribute, "Fanfare to Fenway," will be performed by the Boston Pops. Fans will come together for a celebratory toast to the park that could set a Guinness World Record. If all of this isn't enough to keep the team's 700+-game sellout streak going, on the field the Red Sox will face -- who else? -- the New York Yankees, the same team they played on April 20, 1912 (who were then called the New York Highlanders).
"This [Fenway Park anniversary] goes beyond the Red Sox. It goes beyond baseball," says Charles Steinberg, senior advisor to the president/CEO of the Boston Red Sox. "You imagine fans saying, 'My grandparents sat in these same seats.' Here's a place that has been a constant in your life. It looks and feels like the place it has always been." In March, Fenway Park was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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