Things you Find on Fenway Park Tours (Part II)
After taking it all in on top of the Green Monster, you continue the tour by walking along behind the 3rd Baseline Grandstand, were you come across some familiar faces. The picture of Mickey Mouse you see below is actually a statue that was originally erected in Los Angeles for the 2010 MLB All Star Game. The injury that Mickey incurred was actually a result from L.A. Laker fans who were celebrating the NBA Finals Championship win in L.A. at the time. Mikey was actually surprised the whole statue wasn’t destroyed!
We don’t want to ruin all of the surprises about the unique things you’ll discover on this tour – because we think it’s worth doing yourself! The story lines are endless at Fenway and you’ll hear tales of ladders, a secret morse code embedded in the structure of the building and about the 150 year waiting list for work in the scoreboard – among many. We did want to share with you one more story, which, well, is about a red chair. This chair can be found out in right-field and of course comes with a great story!
Located in Section 42, Row 37, Seat 21 represents a significant achievement of the late, great Ted Williams. On June 9th, 1946, after having returned from active combat in World War Two, as a pilot in the American Airforce, Ted Williams hit the longest home run ever hit in Fenway Park’s history – 502 ft! The fact that his home run still stands as the longest ever hit in the ballpark is amazing enough. The fact that Ted Williams, prior to stepping up to the plate that day, saw that a man had fallen asleep in that seat and told his teammates to , ‘watch this, I am going to hit that guy sleeping out in right field’ – we are paraphrasing of course, but so the story goes. He stepped up to plate and slugged what would be the longest home run in Fenway Park – and plop – hits the guy right in the head!
The tour concludes in a small museum on the ground floor, where guests are given a chance to take a closer look at Cy Young Awards, signed baseballs and bats and learn more of the amazing history of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park. Our favorite part is the fact that you can see one of the teams living legends in person and get a close up look at two of the championship rings!
Below you will find a link to an article that wraps up Steve in one sentence – “You know a Boston Red Sox Fenway Park tour is successful when the tour guide has the knowledge of a baseball encyclopedia and the stand-up routine of a Shecky Greene.”
Here is the link to the article – www.visitingnewengland.com/Fenway-Park-Tour.html
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