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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Fenway Park - an Irish-American Landmark for 100 Years


"The very first Opening Day at Fenway Park, April 20, 1912, had the appearance of an old-fashioned Irish field day.   Bucky O’Brien was on the pitcher’s mound. Umpire Tommy Connolly was behind home plate, and ace sports reporter Timothy Murnane was scribbling for the Boston GlobeMayor John “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald, the grandfather of President John F. Kennedy, threw out the first pitch, officially kicking off the first major league game to take place at Fenway Park. ..."

Read the entire story in this week's Irish Echo.

Read about Charles E. Logue, the immigrant from County Derry, who built Fenway Park.

Fenway Park is located along Boston's Irish Heritage Trail, a three-mile walk over 300 years of Boston Irish history.  

For year round details on Irish cultural activities in Massachusetts and the New England region, visit IrishMassachusetts.com.

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.