Field of Dreams

LIGHTS AT FENWAY PARK ON AT 4:30 BECAUSE OF SMOKE FROM FOREST FIRES IN CANADA, 1950. Boston Herald-Traveler Photo Morgue, BPL Print Department.

The Red Sox were the fourteenth out of sixteen teams in the major leagues to hold night games. It was not until 1947 that lights regularly illuminated the park. 

Built on mudflats at a cost of $650,000, Fenway Park was constructed in 1912 for the new American League team in town, the Boston Red Sox.  

One of the smallest parks in Major League Baseball, Fenway is beloved by Sox players and fans—if not opposing teams—for its quirky architectural features, storied past, and generations of poignant memories captured within its confines.