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.
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.
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.
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).
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.