This Day In History: 2000-12-01

December 1, 1912: Boston Braves owner James Gaffney purchases the Allston Golf Club on Commonwealth Avenue with a plan to build a new ballpark on the land; groundbreaking begins on March 15, 1915, and Braves Field, hailed as “The World’s Greatest Ballpark” at the time, opens on August 18, 1915, before 46,000 fans.

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