1912 IN the first World Series game at Fenway, on Oct. 9, the Red Sox pit southpaw Ray Collins against New York Giants ace righty Christy Mathewson. The game ends 6--6.
1914 THE Franklin Zoo dispatches a trio of elephants to perform at the field. More than 50,000 spectators attend.
1914 ON Oct. 31 college football is played at Fenway for the first time. The Boston College Eagles defeat the Norwich Cadets 28--6.
1916 ON June 21 righthander Rube Foster throws the first no-hitter by a Red Sox pitcher at Fenway, walking three in a 2--0 win over the Yankees.
1917 A riot, instigated by gamblers angered by the slumping Red Sox, breaks out during a June 16 game with the White Sox. Two days later AL president Ban Johnson vows, "We will stop gambling at Boston regardless of what measures are necessary. President [Harry] Frazee of the Boston club is new to baseball. There are many angles with which he is not entirely familiar."
1919 ON Sept. 20, Babe Ruth appears in his final game in a Red Sox uniform at Fenway. The 24-year-old plays leftfield and goes 1 for 3 with an RBI in Boston's 5--4 win over the White Sox.