Word of Mouth - Segment
Thu April 12, 2012
Fenway’s First Season
Fenway Park, the beloved field that John Updike famously called “a lyric little bandbox of a ballpark.” Any Red Sox fan can recite the triumphs and sorrows that played out at Fenway like Greek tragedies. Some years stand out to the faithful: the cursed 1918…the ’75 World Series…’86…2004…
We turn now to 1912, when Fenway Park opened its doors. Glenn Stout tells the story of the idiosyncratic park’s construction, christening and enduring charm in the book, Fenway 1912: the Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season, and Fenway’s Remarkable First Year, now out in paperback. He’s a prolific sport writer and an editor of the Best American Sports Writing, and has been enraptured with Fenway since he was a kid.