Rob "Nuts" Barry, Fenway Park peanut vendor, May 1999. Photo: Andrea Raynor
Fenway Lives: Baseball Culture
This project documents the culture of baseball
club employees through the example of the Boston Red Sox, who
have played in Fenway Park since 1912. Interviews with the
public address announcer, organist, producer of Red Sox
baseball on TV, television camera operator, team photographer,
commissary worker, several peanut vendors, beer vendor, and
ticket seller highlight the rituals, patterns, and habits of
the park, its players, and fans. The ten transcribed
interviews are supplemented with ten color 8 x 10 photographs
of the interviewees and an 18-page essay on Fenway Park.
Originally submitted by: Michael E. Capuano, Representative (8th District).
The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.