McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

Features

April 19, 2012

Photo tribute: 100 years of baseball at Fenway Park

BOSTON — It's hallowed ground to almost anyone who's heard of baseball.

This year Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, celebrates its 100th anniversary as America's oldest Major League stadium -- and the setting for some of baseball's greatest players, historic wins and crushing losses.

That sacred magic is captured in two exhibits at the 20-year-old Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, a Boston suburb. (The museum is named for famed Lawrence, Mass., photographer Arthur Griffin, who died in 2001 at the age of 97.)

> See more images

The first is "Fenway Park: A 100th Anniversary Exhibit," featuring about 100 works from Griffin and various other photographers who captured its nooks, crannies and craziness.

The second is, "There Goes Ted Williams," featuring the work of Griffin alongside contemporary illustrations by Matt Tavares of the Red Sox Hall of Fame outfielder.

Peter Griffin of Windham, N.H., nephew of the photographer, said the exhibits are intended to capture the warm and fuzzy feeling of Fenway Park.

"There are so few constants in our life," he said. "There is so much change going on in our lives — it's something we can sort of grasp."

The show includes historical and contemporary photographs, as well as ephemera related to the building, the neighborhood, and the people.

"It's been a great venue for the Boston Red Sox, but it has also been the great New England clubhouse over the years," said Griffin. "FDR gave his final political stump speech there in 1944. In 1918, there was a rally there for Irish independence that attracted 60,000 people — inside and on the streets around Fenway."

His uncle's photos are the first color shots ever taken of Williams and also one of the largest collections of images from Williams' early career, twice interrupted by military service in World War II and Korea.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Features
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground
NDN Video
GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1" Trailer is Here! Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.