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|Old-Timers Fete Oldest of Ballparks on 100th Birthday
|BOSTON (AP) -- All the big names are here for the 100th birthday of Fenway Park.
More than 200 former players and coaches were at the majors' oldest ballpark on Friday to celebrate its anniversary. The "lyric little bandbox" opened on April 20, 1912, for a Red Sox game against the New York Highlanders (who later became the Yankees).
Carl Yastrzemski, Johnny Pesky, Mo Vaughn and others walked out on the field for a pregame ceremony. Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona took the field to chants of "Tito!"
They were joined by the current players, who took the field in uniforms replicating the ones worn in 1912.
The Yankees also wore throwback uniforms.
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