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The Fenway Project

64 of the game's most knowledgeable fans chronicle one night on the field, in the stands, and behind the scenes at America's oldest ballpark.

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On June 28, 2002, over 700 members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) descended on Fenway Park for an interleague game between the Red Sox and Atlanta Braves. Sixty-four of these avid baseball fans, historians and statisticians recorded their experiences for this book.

The Fenway Project provides as many perspectives as possible about what occurs over the course of a ballgame played at Fenway Park. Each writer chose a different topic to cover, and the 64 brief, first person accounts give the reader an unbiased collection of all the activities that take place at Fenway, against the backdrop of a particular game on a summer night.

The Red Sox granted the authors special credentials for the game and as a result fans get to read many unique stories, including:

  • Operating the manual scoreboard inside the Green Monster
  • What goes on inside the press box and team clubhouses
  • Why the singing of the National Anthem must be prerecorded
  • What it's like to be interviewed by NESN's Tom Caron during the game

    Accounts of experiencing the game are published from just about every one of Fenway's unique vantage points. One author even focuses on the scene surrounding the ballpark, writing about the vendors, clubs and bars that line Lansdowne Street and Brookline Avenue. As an added bonus, the Braves' days in Boston are discussed and the results of the City Series, played in the spring from 1925-1954, are published.

    Paperback, 176 pages with 36 pictures. Published May, 2004.

    The Fenway Project Book Topics

    Part One: Sox vs Braves History
    A Tale of One City: Boston's City Series
    Spahn, Sain, and Sibby Get The Last Laugh
    Natural Rivals

    Part Two: Day of Game Stories
    Misery Loves Company
    Grand Tour
    A Systematic Stroll Toward Fenway Park
    The Fenway Experience
    Bar Hopping
    Fenway Faithful
    Talking Heads
    A Minnesotan in Fenway Park
    Internet Radio
    American Anthem
    In The Braves Clubhouse
    It's Never About the Game
    Long Time Passing
    Before, During, and After
    Fenway Park Experience
    View From The Owner's Box
    West Coast Viewer
    A Marriage Proposal

    A Night In The SBN Booth
    Haibun for Fenway Park
    On Not Seeing The Game At Fenway
    On Being Interviewed by NESN
    View from the Press Box
    Up Against The Wall
    An Evening With My Two Darlings
    Nuf Ced McGreevey
    Friday Night Baseball
    In and Out
    Inside the Monster
    A Ballpark Fan's Thoughts On Fenway
    At The Fen
    Let Fenway Rest
    Up On The Roof
    The Inner Sanctum
     (multiple authors)

    Part Three: Extra Innings
    Strat-o-Matic Recreation
    City Series Results
    Internet Gamecasts and Game Log