By JIMMY GOLEN,  AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP) _ The Boston Red Sox are planning a big party for the 100th birthday of Fenway Park.

The team unveiled its plans at the ballpark on Thursday.

A 256-page commemorative coffee table book, hats and T-shirts, pins and pennants will be sold. The ballpark will have an open house on April 19– the day before its 100th anniversary.

The team will also post 100 commemorative plaques around the ballpark. A special “100 Acts of Kindness” will involve charitable works around New England. And a new foundation will be established to help preserve Fenway’s history.

Fenway opened on April 20, 1912, with a game against the Yankees– who were known as the New York Highlanders back then. The Yankees will be in town again on that date next year to join in the celebration.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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