Boston Fans Source & Resource for Baseball History

Celebrating 150 Consecutive Seasons of Professional Baseball in Boston!

Boston Fans Source & Resource for Baseball History

Celebrating 150 Consecutive Seasons of Professional Baseball in Boston!

This Day In History: 2000-01-04

January 4, 1947: The Red Sox begin installation of seven light towers with 1,120 bulbs that will allow the team top play at night in Fenway Park for the first time, joining the Braves who played night games in 1946; in addition, all of the advertisements are removed from the left-field wall and the wall is painted green to create the “Green Monster” as it is known today.

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