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"Green Monster" in 1914 PHOTO!!!
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Saw this on CBS Sports.....how awesome is this????

One of the many unique features of Boston's Fenway Park is the left-field wall, known for several generations as the Green Monster. It was not, however, the Green Monster at its inception. In fact, it wasn't painted green until 1947.

Pictured above is a shot of the ad-covered wall in 1914, in the park's third season. Notice the fans sitting in front of it? Check this out, from RedSox.com's history section:

In left field, there was a steep 10-foot embankment that ran in front of the wall where fans were allowed to sit. The Sox' Duffy Lewis was so skilled at playing balls hit to the ledge that it became known as Duffy's Cliff.

Note in the picture that the foul pole is clearly back on the monster -- which was simply called "The Wall" at the time -- so those fans are all in play. There were ropes to hold them back from the field, and I'd have to assume there were people who dropped the ropes should the left fielder ever need to get back there and make a play on a ball. This was the case from 1912 to 1933.

Rather intersting fodder on this slow news day while we wait on the baseball games to begin Monday night.

 

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-- Edited by nacster on Monday 29th of April 2013 03:22:38 PM

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What a great shot!



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Just gotta love those old photos.

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A truly beautiful old shot of the fans of the time perched on Duffy's Cliff. Lovely !



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beldurax wrote:

A truly beautiful old shot of the fans of the time perched on Duffy's Cliff. Lovely !


Welcome aboard.

Nice avatar, by the way.

I am married to a Who fan, whose first experience with the Doctor was Tom Baker. wink



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The "Monster" from home plate (c.1914)

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seajaw wrote:
beldurax wrote:

A truly beautiful old shot of the fans of the time perched on Duffy's Cliff. Lovely !


Welcome aboard.

Nice avatar, by the way.

I am married to a Who fan, whose first experience with the Doctor was Tom Baker. wink


 

Ta for the welcome

My first Doctor, as a wee lad, was Jon Pertwee, but my favourite was Tom Baker. :)

 



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beldurax wrote:
seajaw wrote:
beldurax wrote:

A truly beautiful old shot of the fans of the time perched on Duffy's Cliff. Lovely !


Welcome aboard.

Nice avatar, by the way.

I am married to a Who fan, whose first experience with the Doctor was Tom Baker. wink


 

Ta for the welcome

My first Doctor, as a wee lad, was Jon Pertwee, but my favourite was Tom Baker. :)

 


I was never really a follower until the new series.

With all the time I spend on SOMing, I still don't see it much.  I liked David Tennant.

My wife likes to DVR the stuff she watches, then binges late nights on the weekends.

We went and saw The Day of the Doctor on the big screen.  Very touching at the end, with Baker and Smith.



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My oldest son has become a big Doctor fan this summer. There are a couple of seasons on Netflix.

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In looking at the ads on the wall, I'm pretty certain the two photos were taken in different seasons.

Also, note how the advertising extends all the way down to the "triangle" in the first one.

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Good eye. My photo just said circa 1914, so it could have been a couple of years earlier or later. You can see the embankment leading to "the Wall" the flag pole (which I'm assuming is in the field of play) in center. Also the path to the mound, which I like. I believe the Tigers and the Diamondbacks (? - less sure about Arizona) designed that feature when they opened their current ballparks.

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I'm curious as to why the scoreboard seems to indicate Boston as the visitor and Philadelphia as the home team.

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Mikeg516 wrote:

I'm curious as to why the scoreboard seems to indicate Boston as the visitor and Philadelphia as the home team.


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I'm curious as to why the scoreboard seems to indicate Boston as the visitor and Philadelphia as the home team.


Good eye there!  Maybe it was a game that had to be moved from Philly to Boston, where the A's would have been the home team.

We had a game like that a few years ago, when the Mariners got snowed out of their entire season-opening four-game series at Cleveland.  There are only so many open dates on the calendar these days, and one of the games had to be re-wscheduled and played at Safeco Field.

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seajaw wrote:
Mikeg516 wrote:

I'm curious as to why the scoreboard seems to indicate Boston as the visitor and Philadelphia as the home team.


Good eye there!  Maybe it was a game that had to be moved from Philly to Boston, where the A's would have been the home team.

We had a game like that a few years ago, when the Mariners got snowed out of their entire season-opening four-game series at Cleveland.  There are only so many open dates on the calendar these days, and one of the games had to be re-wscheduled and played at Safeco Field.

And, as NO said...welcome to SOMers. 


 In 1914, did the home team still get a choice to batting first or not??????



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1976

1986

1991, 1996

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