The Red Sox had a lot to be proud of in 1912.
Boston not only opened its brand-new home, Fenway Park, that fateful year — the Red Sox also went to the World Series, taking down the New York Giants for the league title.
The 1912 team got a tip of the cap Monday night as the Red Sox honored family members of that year's team and others connected to the championship season in the latest Ketel One Honorable Moment.
Hugh Bradley hit Fenway Park's first home run 100 years ago this Thursday — May 3, 2012 — and his granddaughter, Mary Hennessey, and her family were at the park Monday to celebrate it.
Also included were family members of Opening Day pitcher Buck O'Brien, shortstop and captain Heinie Wagner, 34-game winner Smokey Joe Wood, catcher Bill Carrigan, pitcher Ray Collins, outfielder Olaf Henriksen, second baseman Steve Yerkes and batboy Alfred McCarthy.
The Red Sox also honored families connected to Frank and Kenneth Osborn, the pioneering engineers of Fenway Park; Charles Logue, who led the construction company that built the ballpark; John Louis Newell, who brokered the sale of the Fenway property in 1911; and the Rueter family, which represented companies advertising in and around the park in 1912.
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