In what would surely prove to be serendipitous, the Boston Red Sox play their first ever regular-season game at Fenway Park on April 20, 1912, beating the New York Highlanders 7-6 in 11 innings in front of 27,000 fans. Why serendipitous? Because the Highlanders would later become the New York Yankees, the object of Boston’s future envy and disgust. A century later, the hated Bronx Bombers are back in town to help commemorate Fenway’s anniversary.
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