By Gary S.
MLB players when out on strike on August 12, 1994, it lasted until April 2, 1995 and led to the cancellation of the 1994 Post Season. When tickets when on sale for 1995 season fans were not sure if they would be any games and very few were buying tickets.
I took a chance and picked up 20 seats to see the Yankees play the Red Sox at Fenway. I had never been to Fenway, a ball park I thought I should see at least once. With some friends were drove up to Boston to see the game. This was Buck Showalter’s last year as manger and Andy Pettitte’s first year with the Yankees.
This day would be Andy’s first start at Fenway, he had relieved in a game on May 13, 1995. Andy left the game after pitching 6 innings and with the score tied at 4 each. The Yankees lose to Boston 7-4 with Wickman getting the loss. I have no fond memories of Fenway, they could bulldozer it and I wouldn’t care. I remember that the seat were packed so closely together that your knees hit the back of the seat in front of you. The restrooms had troughs that were in the center of the room, I heard they been removed, but Wrigley still has them.
You could walk right by the Fenway on the street and not even notice it, the outside fascia looks like a brick warehouse. I guess you can call it charming if you what to. It was the Yankee’s day, but the Curse of the Bambino was still in effect back then.