Fenway Park Recognized by National Park Service During 100-Year Celebration

Fenway Park Recognized by National Park Service During 100-Year CelebrationFenway Park just got a little more historic.

The National Park Service has recognized the storied ballpark, which celebrated its 100-year anniversary this season, by listing it on its National Register of Historic Places, according to a press release. Fenway opened its doors in 1912 and is the oldest venue used by any professional sports team.

National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis will join Red Sox officials in a pre-game ceremony to unveil a plaque before Game 1 of Saturday's double-header against the New York Yankees. Jarvis will also throw out the first pitch.

"Recognizing the incredible history of this ballpark through the National Register designation is a great way to bring the national parks and the national pastime together," Jarvis said. "Fenway is a treasured American icon for baseball fans across the country."

On that, everyone can agree.

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