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The '30s FENWAY MOMENTS
November 24, 2011
1934 A golden jubilee celebrating the life and career of Cardinal William O'Connell draws 40,000 followers and admirers to Fenway Park in mid-June.
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November 24, 2011

The '30s Fenway Moments

1934 A golden jubilee celebrating the life and career of Cardinal William O'Connell draws 40,000 followers and admirers to Fenway Park in mid-June.

1935 IN what's considered to be the most thrilling pro wrestling match held at Fenway, a packed house sees Ireland's Dan O'Mahoney defeat Jim Londos of Greece in a battle that takes more than an hour to complete. The barefoot O'Mahoney finally wins with a flying body-scissors maneuver.

1936 ON July 5, Red Sox third baseman John Kroner becomes the first player to hit a home run into the 23' 7" high net attached to the top of Fenway's 37-foot-high leftfield wall.

1936 IN the final regular-season game that they would play at Fenway Park, on Nov. 29, the Boston Redskins blank the Pittsburgh Pirates 30--0 to propel themselves into the NFL championship game.

1939 AN Old-Timers' Game on July 12 assembles greats from baseball's early years, among them Grover Cleveland Alexander, Home Run Baker, Walter Johnson, Tris Speaker and Cy Young, as well as Kid Nichols and Jack Ryan, teammates on the 1894--96 Boston Beaneaters. The NL Old-Timers beat the AL's 8--4.

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