Huntington Avenue Grounds
|Team: Boston Red Sox||Capacity: 11,500|
|Opening Day: May 8, 1901||Closing Day: October 7, 1911|
|Dimensions: LF 440, CF 635, RF 280||Surface: grass|
The Huntington Avenue Grounds, built across the railroad tracks from the Boston Brave's South End Grounds, had several characteristics that made it stand out from the pack. It was built on a circus lot and had patches of dirt in the outfield where grass would not grow. However, this grass was transported to Fenway Park. With a centerfield of 635 feet it is the deepest field in baseball. The tool shed out there was in play.
In 1993 a statue of Cy Young was placed where the pitcher's mound used to be.
I have read that there is an exhibit in Northeastern University's Cabot Physical Education Center (located at the site of this park) that showcases the early Boston Red Sox. Although this may have been true at one time, it is not there now.
© 2001-16 Paul Healey. Map photograph courtesy of Andrew Landry.