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It's a special day at Fenway: Happy 100th

Fenway Park turns 100 today, the first American stadium to do so. It opened on April 20, 1912, so on April 20, 2012, the Red Sox and Yankees will reprise that opener wearing vintage uniforms (the Yankees rarely wear anything different but they'll have Highlander duds on today).

The game is at 3 on YES. At 2 p.m., the Red Sox have an elaborate ceremony planned where every living Sox has been invited back. YES says it will show "highlights" of that, but how much will a Yankee station really show? I would check MLB Network or watch MLB.com if you really want to see the whole thing. Deposed manager Terry Francona, who was miffed by his ouster after last season, has changed his mind and will attend.

The team had a full open house Friday, with fans able to go in areas like the dugouts, field, press box and club levels that are normally closed to the public. More than 53,000 people strolled through the park!

Check out some cool links:

---The Boston Globe has a full Fenway at 100 section but it's for subscribers only. Too bad. The Globe did a terrific what-it-means-to-the-fans piece on April 1 that's well worth the read.

---MLB.com has put together a Fenway at 100 site you can access with some incredible multimedia.

---The Hartford Courant has this neat look at 100 Fenway factoids.

---Check out this video from MLB Network.

---Mike Harrington
(www.twitter.com/bnharrington) 

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

@BNHarrington | [email protected]


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | [email protected]

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