Boston’s Ballpark Past Goes Far Back To South End Grounds, Braves Field

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The Atlanta Braves visit Fenway Park on Wednesday night to play the Red Sox, and if you know your Boston baseball history — and thanks to the all-new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, you will — you’ll realize this really is a homecoming.

The franchise’s existence started in 1876, when it was named the Boston Red Stockings and played in the South End Grounds. Name changes to the Beaneaters (1883-1906), Doves (1907-10) and Rustlers (1911) followed, before Braves was adopted in 1912. A brief switch to the Bees happened from 1936 to 1940, but the Braves moniker returned in 1941 and has stayed with the franchise since — even while its home city changed twice (to Milwaukee in 1953 and to Atlanta in 1966).

With that in mind, we went far back in Boston’s baseball history to explore the city’s forgotten ballparks, including Braves Field, where the franchise played for nearly four decades. Also come back throughout the season to see just how far we take the all-new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

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