Saturday, July 7, 2012

Boston College vs Holy Cross at Fenway Park 1916

A friend of mine attended a recent Red Sox game at Fenway Park. The picture below of the BC-HC game from 1916 was highlighted on the Jumbo-tron. The following description was provided:   

On a Saturday that Bostonians celebrated Thanksgiving, the fans of Boston College were justified in feeling Christmas may have come early.

Of the memorable game, Boston Globe sportswriter Lawrence J. Sweeney wrote:

"For 17 long years, Boston College had awaited the day when her football team should triumph over its time-honored rival from Worcester and yesterday at Fenway Park, as the shadows of eventide crept over the gridiron, her fondest hopes were realized" (Boston Sunday Globe, December 3, 1916) 

A crowd of 8,000 that included Mayor James M. Curley and Cardinal William O'Connell attended the historic game.

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