BOSTON (AP) _ Fenway Park has seen its share of heart-stopping wins and crushing defeats and played host to baseball titans Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski

Now the century-old home of the Boston Red Sox is being listed on the National Registry of Historic Places to help ensure decades of new thrills.

The listing provides added protections to Fenway. Any changes are now subject to review by the Massachusetts Historical Commission.

Fenway Park was built during the so-called “Golden Age of Ballparks,” and is the nation’s oldest operating major-league baseball stadium.

Fenway hasn’t always been so revered.

In the 1960s it was faced with possible demolition and as recently as the 1990s, plans were floated to build a new park on the South Boston waterfront. The first official game was played April 20, 1912.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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