At today's meeting, the council will declare today to be Fenway Park Day in the City of Boston.
“In 100 years, I hope a celebration like this is happening again,” said , referring to the 100th birthday celebration of Fenway Park on April 20.
But the birthday celebrations are continuing all season long. The Boston City Council will do their part by declaring April 25, 2012, Fenway Park Day. Murphy will present members of the Fenway Park organization with an official resolution during the council's Wednesday meeting.
“This gives the City and fans another chance to remember what Fenway Park means to them. If you’ve lived in Boston for any length of time, I guarantee that you have created at least one fond memory in this ballpark. My first memories of the ballpark were at age 10 during the days of Yaz, Tony C, Rico, and Lonborg. I remember catching a foul ball off of the bat of catcher Jerry Moses. Back then, Fenway Park was larger than life. Now, over 40 years later, it remains so. It is so unique so distinctive, and so extraordinary. It is synonymous with our city,” said Murphy.
Murphy also pointed out that in 1999 the Boston City Council voted against a new park being built for the Boston Red Sox, even when some former team owners suggested a new stadium be built. Sa
Added Murphy, “We supported saving the current ballpark and history has proven us right.”