Fenway Park 100th Anniversary Celebration to Feature Boston Pops, Attempt Record-Setting Toast

Fenway Park 100th Anniversary Celebration to Feature Boston Pops, Attempt Record-Setting ToastTo say the Friday celebration of Fenway Park's 100th anniversary will include a little pomp and circumstance is an understatement.

The ceremonies begin at 2 p.m. ET, but gates will open at 12:30 p.m. in honor of the special occasion. To add to the old-time feel, the Red Sox and Yankees will wear period-specific hats and uniforms.

All living Red Sox players, managers and coaches received an invitation to attend the ceremonies, which will feature legendary composer John Williams performing his original work, "Fanfare for Fenway," for the first time. Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart will lead his orchestra in the playing of the National Anthem, followed by a flyover of two F-16s and two World War II-era P-51 Mustangs.

Plans for who will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch have yet to be released.

If you're attending the game, be sure to get to your seats by 2 p.m. — not only to watch the ceremonies, but to participate in what might be the world record for largest toast in a single location. The Red Sox have partnered with Welch's to provide grape juice for the toast, which will be found at each seat.

Fenway Park will turn 100 years old on Friday, and the ceremony to celebrate its birthday will be as legendary as the ballpark itself.

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