• i

    BABE RUTH AT FENWAY PARK, 1915. Sports Images Collection, BPL Print Department. 

    One of baseball’s most legendary players, George “Babe” Ruth played for the Red Sox from 1914 to 1919 before his famous trade to the New York Yankees.

    Babe Ruth at Fenway Park
    • Date
    • 1915
    • Description
    • Babe Ruth, Boston Red Sox pitcher, in front of stands at Fenway.
    • Rights
    • No known copyright restrictions.; No known restrictions on use.
    • Provider
    • Boston Public Library; Digital Commmonwealth
    • Is Part Of
    • Sports Images Collection; Print Department
  • i

    RED SOX, 1939. Leslie Jones Collection, BPL Print Department

    Hall of Famers Jimmie Foxx, Bobby Doerr, and Joe Cronin are pictured with Jim Tabor on the dugout steps. 

    Red Sox
    • Date
    • 1939
    • Creator
    • Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967
    • Description
    • (l to r:) Boston Red Sox Jimmie Foxx, Bobby Doerr, Joe Cronin, and Jim Tabor on the dugout steps at Fenway Park. This is the starting infield.
    • Rights
    • Copyright Leslie Jones.; This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License.
    • Provider
    • Boston Public Library; Digital Commonwealth
    • Is Part Of
    • Leslie Jones Collection
  • i

    TED WILLIAMS CROSSES THE PLATE AT FENWAY, 1939. Leslie Jones Collection, BPL Print Department. 

    Ted Williams holds the title for the longest home run in Fenway Park at 502 feet, commemorated by a single red seat in the stands. 

    Ted Williams crosses the plate at Fenway
    • Date
    • ca. 1939
    • Creator
    • Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967
    • Description
    • Ted Williams crosses the plate at Fenway Park and is greeted by a teammate. The left field wall is visible in background covered with advertisements.
    • Rights
    • Copyright © Leslie Jones.; This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License.
    • Provider
    • Boston Public Library; Digital Commmonwealth
    • Is Part Of
    • Leslie Jones Collection; Sports: Identified; Print Department
  • i

    RED SOX TEAM AT FENWAY PARK, 1951. Leslie Jones Collection, BPL Print Department. 

    The lineup of the 1951 Red Sox, positioned here for the National Anthem, contained some of the most famous player numbers in franchise history, four of which are now retired from use and commemorated above the right field grandstand: #1 (Bobby Doerr), #4 (Joe Cronin), #6 (Johnny Pesky), and #9 (Ted Williams). 

    Red Sox team at Fenway Park
    • Date
    • 1951-06-18/1951-06-21
    • Creator
    • Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967
    • Description
    • Boston Red Sox players stand for the National Anthem. (l tor:) Manager Steve O'Neill, Coach Eddie Mayo, Coach Paul Schreiber, Al Evans, Chuck Stobbs, Les Moss, Ted Williams, Coach Earle Combs, Walt Dropo, Vern Stephens, Lou Boudreau, Billy Goodm...  more
      Boston Red Sox players stand for the National Anthem. (l tor:) Manager Steve O'Neill, Coach Eddie Mayo, Coach Paul Schreiber, Al Evans, Chuck Stobbs, Les Moss, Ted Williams, Coach Earle Combs, Walt Dropo, Vern Stephens, Lou Boudreau, Billy Goodman, Bobby Doerr, Bill Evans, Harry Taylor, Dom DiMaggio, Buddy Rosar, Mickey McDermott, unidentified player, Ellis Kinder, Bill Wight, Tom Wright, Ray Scarborough, Fred Hatfield, Walt Masterson, unidentified player, Johnny Pesky, and unidentified player.  less
    • Rights
    • Copyright © Leslie Jones.; This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License.
    • Provider
    • Boston Public Library; Digital Commmonwealth
    • Is Part Of
    • Leslie Jones Collection; Sports: Identified [Baseball]; Print Department

Fenway Park has long been home to some of the greatest players of baseball lore. 

While only eight uniform numbers have been formally retired by the Red Sox, the ballpark has served as the playground for scores of the sport's most famous figures during the past century.