Fenway Park: 10 questions about baseball's 100-year-old

As the oldest ballpark in the major leagues celebrates its centennial, it isn’t just Bostonians who claim familiarity with the Back Bay landmark. To gauge how much you know about Fenway’s past and present, trying taking this quiz.

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1. In the early years of the ballpark, what feature created some unusual fielding challenges?

From 1912 until 1933, the ground in left field sloped up to the outfield wall. Catching flyballs while running up this slope was tricky, but Red Sox left fielder Duffy Lewis so mastered the technique that people took to calling the rise “Duffy’s Cliff.”

From 1912 until 1933, the ground in left field sloped up to the outfield wall. Catching flyballs while running up this slope was tricky, but Red Sox left fielder Duffy Lewis so mastered the technique that people took to calling the rise “Duffy’s Cliff.”

From 1912 until 1933, the ground in left field sloped up to the outfield wall. Catching flyballs while running up this slope was tricky, but Red Sox left fielder Duffy Lewis so mastered the technique that people took to calling the rise “Duffy’s Cliff.”

From 1912 until 1933, the ground in left field sloped up to the outfield wall. Catching flyballs while running up this slope was tricky, but Red Sox left fielder Duffy Lewis so mastered the technique that people took to calling the rise “Duffy’s Cliff.”

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Monuments in center field

 

An all-dirt infield

 

A slope in left field

 

Drainage ditches in foul territory

 
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