Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 3/7/12
The century-old home of the Boston Red Sox is being listed on the National Registry of Historic Places to help ensure decades of new thrills. Fenway Park has seen its share of heart-stopping wins and crushing defeats and played host to baseball titans Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski (yah-STREM'-skee). The registry listing provides added protections to Fenway. Any changes are now subject to review by the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Fenway was built during the so-called Golden Age of Ballparks. It's the nation's oldest operating major-league baseball stadium. It hasn't always been so revered. In the 1960s it was faced with possible demolition. As recently as the 1990s, plans were floated to build a new park on the South Boston waterfront. Fenway's first official game was played April 20, 1912.
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