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BOSTON — As Fenway celebrates 100 years of hosting baseball in Boston, WGBH begins a new season-long feature called "Fenway Friday." Today public address announcer for the Boston Red Sox, Carl Beane, better known as "the voice of Fenway park," joined Morning Edition host Bob Seay to talk about the upcoming celebration.
Beane was sworn to secrecy about what's happening during Fenway's centennial celebration, but he did say many former Red Sox players will be there and he expects to see a lot of familiar faces. "I'm really looking forward to seeing a lot of people who at one time were probably your heros," Bean said. "Even when the Red Sox weren't doing very good, they still had individual players who wore the uniform and were really great players. It will be great to see them again."
Listen for more Fenway Fridays on 89.7FM during the 100th season of baseball at Fenway Park.
About Fenway at 100
WGBH News brings you local stories and historic moments from Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, as it marks a century in baseball history.
(Fenway photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox.)
About the Authors
Jared Bowen Jared Bowen is WGBH’s Emmy Award-winning Executive Editor and Host for Arts.
Bob Seay Bob Seay is the host of NPR's Morning Edition on 89.7FM WGBH Radio. He got his start in radio during college at WMUH, got involved with WGBH TV while in graduate school at Boston University and formerly hosted ME at WRNI in Rhode Island.
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WGBH Radio will air Fenway stories on Fridays throughout the baseball season. Listen for accounts of history, innovation, behind-the-scenes and how the arts were influenced by America's oldest ballpark.
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