Fenway Park’s 100th Anniversary Ceremony Brings Red Sox Heroes Home

Fenway Park's 100th Anniversary Ceremony Brings Red Sox Heroes Home3:34 p.m. ET: Read about the highlights of today's Fenway Park 100th Anniversary ceremony below. Take a look at NESN's Fenway Park stories, including Kevin Millar and Pedro Martinez at today's toast, the box score from the first game at Fenway Park, and a photo gallery of the 1912 Red Sox lineup.

See video of the Millar/Martinez toast by clicking here.

3:05 p.m. ET: The ceremonies have concluded and it's time for baseball. Clay Buchholz takes the mound for the Red Sox to face the rival New York Yankees. Follow all of the action with NESN.com's live blog. We'll provide highlights from the Fenway Park 100 ceremony all day long here on NESN.com.

3:03 p.m. ET: Kevin Millar, after an extended toast: "This is awkward now."

3:02 p.m. ET: This has taken an interesting turn. Pedro Martinez and Kevin Millar are addressing the crowd, holding bottles of champagne. I'm not entirely sure what is going on. We should probably just start the game now.

2:57 p.m. ET: Carlton Fisk, Yaz, and Jim Rice participated in a ceremony with descendants from John F. Kennedy and John F. Fitzgerald for the first pitch from the front row of seats.

2:51 p.m. ET: It's almost time for some baseball. With so many legendary players out on the field, who gets to throw the first pitch? My choice is Pedro Martinez. Then just leave him in and see if he can give you a few solid innings against the Yankees.

2:47 p.m. ET: It's time for the National Anthem. Hopefully we get a flyover. Flyovers make everything better.

2:45 p.m. ET: Maestro John Williams comes out to conduct his tribute to the park, "Fanfare for Fenway".

2:40 p.m. ET: The 2012 Boston Red Sox join all of players and coaches from the past on the field. This is a pretty awesome event.

2:36 p.m. ET: Dennis Eckersley and Mo Vaughn, two former MVPs, join the rest of the players on the field. Yaz emerges to an enormous ovation.

2:35 p.m. ET: Terry Francona, Mike Lowell, and Kevin Millar come out, representing the 2004 and 2007 Red Sox teams that brought World Series trophies to Boston.

2:32 p.m. ET: Jose Canseco is here! Of course, he rolls up his sleeve and flexes for the crowd.

2:30 p.m. ET: Nomar Garciaparra comes out to a huge ovation. I haven't seen Jose Canseco out there yet, however.

2:27 p.m. ET: It's a pretty surreal scene. Pedro Martinez comes onto the field and hugs Red Sox legends from several decades before his time.

2:25 p.m. ET: Some relatively epic music plays as each former Red Sox player enters the field. Carlton Fisk may have received the loudest applause so far, and rightfully so.

2:20 p.m. ET: The Red Sox organization invited pretty much every player that has ever worn a Boston uniform. Legends such as Dwight Evans, Jim Rice, and Bill Buckner are among the first to make appearances on the field.

2:10 p.m. ET: In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are wearing some pretty interesting throwback uniforms. The game starts at 3:05 p.m. but there are plenty of festivities before the first pitch. Watch the game and pre-game ceremonies on NESN and follow along with the live-blog to remember all of the great history that surrounds Fenway Park.

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