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Carl Beane, known to baseball fans as "the voice of Fenway Park," died Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash after suffering a heart attack in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, according to a statement from the Boston Red Sox.

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Fenway at 100: Love it, revere it, blow it upupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 14:52:00

Is it OK to not like Fenway Park?

SI.com: Saul Wisnia: Honey Fitz, the pre-Monster and the first days of Fenway Parkupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 12:55:00

Excerpted from FENWAY PARK: The Centennial by Saul Wisnia. Copyright © 2011 by Les Krantz and published last Septeber by St. Martin's Press. Reprinted with permission by St. Martin's Press.

SI.com: Joe Lemire: Why I owe my life to Fenway Parkupdated: Thu Apr 19 2012 15:06:00

I wouldn't exist if not for Fenway Park.

Instant justice, Afghan-army style, fails to win over localsupdated: Mon Apr 16 2012 10:46:00

The day begins with a count of the necessities for a joint operation with Afghan troops -- among them 85 halal MREs (Meals Ready To Eat). Around the tactical headquarters, soldiers of the 172nd Infantry get a taste of home before setting off into the wilder fringes of lawless Ghazni province.

SI.com: Stephen Cannella: At 100, Fenway Park is baseball's oldest venue -- and still its bestupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 12:04:00

Baseball's newest venue is officially open, and it's impossible to look at Marlins Park in Miami without thinking, That place looks like fun. The fish swimming in the backstop, the Jacques-Cousteau-meets-Timothy-Leary home run sculpture, the South Beach nightclub satellite behind the bullpen, the pop art installations scattered on the courses: Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria isn't kidding when he says the ballpark he helped conceive and build "is meant to make you smile." Loria spent enough on free agents this winter to sound believable when he says he wants fans to focus on the game and the team. But, just in case your mind wanders, he made sure that baseball is not the only entertainment option at Marlins Park.

SI.com: Joe Lemire: Red Sox escape, but they're not home free yetupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 12:24:00

NEW YORK -- Jacoby Ellsbury's game-winning home run -- the one that may have resuscitated the Red Sox' season -- followed 13 innings of white-knuckle baseball that began with a faith-shaking three-run deficit in the first, which in turn was preceded by club's 18th loss of the month on Sunday afternoon.

Ted Williams and John Updike at batupdated: Sat Sep 24 2011 08:50:00

It came as no surprise to anyone who is a baseball fan that last year on September 28 a flurry of articles marked the 50th anniversary of Ted Williams' final game. Williams ended his career as few major leaguers do, with a home run in his final at bat.

SI.com: Joe Sheehan: The case for ditching the wild cardupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 17:24:00

No matter what happens on Thursday night at Fenway Park, the Red Sox will come out of their series with the Yankees with a small lead for first place in the AL East with just under four weeks to play, setting the stage for what could be the greatest divisional race we've seen in nearly 20 years.

5 great baseball stadiums for a late-summer gameupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 08:07:00

Growing up in Massachusetts, Joshua Pahigian was an automatic Red Sox fan, and going to Fenway Park was akin to a religious experience, with observed rituals.

How to save money at the ballparkupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 08:07:00

Follow these tips to save on family-friendly outings to the old ball game.

Field of dreams: Ballparks unveil tech upgradesupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 07:59:00

Professional sports teams are attempting at a furious rate to lure fans away from the comfort of their couches to live games. And sweet technological upgrades to their home venues become a bigger selling point every year.

SI.com: Dan Shaughnessy: Henry's quiet confidence could transform Liverpool's fortunesupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 15:19:00

Fans of Liverpool FC, one of the signature teams in the English Premier League, are no doubt stunned that American businessman John Henry recently paid $476 million to buy their team.

SI.com: Brian Cazeneuve: Frigid Fenway: College players get thrill of lifetime in front of Green Monsterupdated: Sat Jan 09 2010 23:12:00

BOSTON -- A Zamboni at Fenway? You sure that wasn't Yastrzemski? Merloni perhaps?

SI.com: Joe Posnanski: Dawson shined in era with few true legendsupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 23:44:00

This will be about Andre Dawson, the one player chosen this year by the Baseball Writers Association for the Hall of Fame, but there has to be a bit of set up first. I have this feeling that Dawson's induction this year -- and Jim Rice's induction last year and Jack Morris' climb up the charts -- has something to do with childhood and heroes.

SI.com: Sarah Kwak: A good mean Classic on tapupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 12:20:00

BOSTON -- Three months ago, this Winter Classic matchup between the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers was supposed to be a fight for first place in the Eastern Conference. Things, alas, don't always go as planned.

SI.com: Jim Kelley: A scripted Classic still has charm; also: first-half surprisesupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 16:45:00

There's a sense that the NHL's Winter Classic outdoor game, which captures the attention of even non-hockey fans, is sure to move from novelty to boring, staid, or one-trick pony that's run its very limited course. It's mostly a media opinion and it's wrong -- so wrong, that to even put forth the argument is a fair indication that the Classic's critics have lost touch with their audience.

SI.com: Dan Shaughnessy: NHL's Winter Classic seizes New Year's Dayupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 17:05:00

The NHL rarely gets it right. Professional hockey is a consensus Number Four (and we don't mean Bobby Orr 4) whenever we get around to ranking sports that grip the American mind. Like Ringo, hockey is always the caboose, rarely taken seriously and unable to compete with John, Paul and George.

SI.com: Lee Jenkins: Vlad shows he's not finished yetupdated: Mon Oct 12 2009 01:17:00

BOSTON -- Those closest to Vladimir Guerrero call him Mula, a nickname that dates back to his childhood tending mules on the family farm in the Dominican Republic, but might as well refer to his legendary stubbornness. Legions of hitting coaches have tried to make him more selective at the plate and he has refused. Hordes of reporters have pestered him for interviews and he has declined. He might be baseball's most mysterious superstar, with the uncanny ability to hit pitches up at his eyes and down at his shoe-tops, but no inclination to explain how or why he does it.

SI.com: Joe Posnanski: Friendly Fenway, more Metrodome magicupdated: Sun Oct 11 2009 01:42:00

1. Boston's offense looked anemic in Anaheim, but the truth is that the Red Sox have had a mediocre offense on the road all year. They hit only .257 away from home this season -- 27 points worse than they hit at Fenway Park -- and their slugging percentage was 80 points lower. They scored three runs or fewer on the road 33 times and were 4-29 in those games. They had a losing record (39-42) overall on the road.

Fortune: Making business travel easy and funupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 09:06:00

Ziff isn't quite sure the term "road warrior" describes him properly. "It connotes hardship," he says. "I don't look at it that way. If I was going to the same office every day, that would be difficult."

SI.com: Tom Verducci: Thoughts and observations on the two beasts of the AL Eastupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 07:25:00

Thoughts and observations on the Yankees and Red Sox after watching New York salt away the division last weekend by winning the series at Fenway Park ...

SI.com: College hockey twinbill to follow Winter Classicupdated: Thu Aug 13 2009 15:58:00

BOSTON (AP) -- A college hockey doubleheader will follow the NHL's winter classic at Fenway Park.

SI.com: Ted Keith: Smoltz, Red Sox encouraged despite shaky debutupdated: Fri Jun 26 2009 02:42:00

While waiting to pitch for the first time this season, and the first time in his storied career for anyone other than the Atlanta Braves, time stood still for John Smoltz. He was done with his pregame warmup session early and all he could do now was wait. For the man who had already waited through more than a year of surgery, rehab and minor league tuneups to get back to this moment, the delay felt interminable. "Each minute seemed like 10 minutes," he would say later.

SI.com: Farber: Canadiens plan indoor/outdoor gameupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 17:50:00

Because the Montreal Canadiens apparently haven't thanked fans profusely enough for their centennial season -- four games and out in the 2009 playoffs was barely what an earlier generation would have called a bread-and-butter note -- the 100th birthday party apparently will continue with an "indoor/outdoor" game in late November at Olympic Stadium.

SI.com: Frank Deford: What's the matter with a spot of noise on tennis courts?updated: Thu Jun 25 2009 11:18:00

Yes, once again grunting is an issue in women's tennis, thanks to the loud, unbecoming sound emitted by a 16-year-old Portuguese player, one Michelle Larcher de Brito whenever she strikes a ball.

SI.com: David Sabino: Putting Howard's ironman streak in perspective and a whole lot moreupdated: Tue Jun 23 2009 17:11:00

The week that was saw the game's longest active playing streak end, the Reds win in a way they hadn't in over three decades and evidence that a ticket to Fenway Park is the hardest to come by in all of professional sports.

SI.com: Tim Marchman: Like it or not, interleague play is back -- and here to stayupdated: Thu May 21 2009 18:36:00

This weekend, when the Mets visit the Red Sox and the Yankees host the Phillies, Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium will feature four teams with payrolls totaling $574 million. Allowing for inflation, this is as much as the 10 highest payrolls in baseball in 1997, the year of the first regular-season games between the National and American leagues.

SI.com: Ted Keith: Red Sox caught in another Manny maelstromupdated: Fri May 08 2009 02:55:00

When Jason Bay first found out Thursday that Manny Ramirez, the man whom he had replaced in left field at Fenway Park, had been suspended for failing a drug test, his first reaction was "I'm going to get a lot of questions about him and I don't even know him."

SI.com: Fenway Park in talks for next Winter Classicupdated: Thu Apr 09 2009 18:27:00

BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox are in discussions with the NHL to hold the next Winter Classic at Fenway Park.

SI.com: John Donovan: Rays latest test: Beating the Red Sox at Fenway in Octoberupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 10:59:00

BOSTON -- It gets a little tiring for the Tampa Bay Rays, trying to prove themselves to everybody all the time. That's understandable, considering that for the first 10 years of their existence they proved nothing except that they couldn't prove anything.

SI.com: John Donovan: New faces propel Red Sox into ALCSupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 10:00:00

The leather furniture was shoved neatly to the side. Huge sheets of plastic covered the couches and chairs and big screen TVs and everything else that needed covering. The cans of Budweiser were plentiful, the Brut icy cold, the music pumped to a volume that would make the surgeon general consider slapping warning labels on the whole ear-assaulting circus.

SI.com: Tom Verducci: Fenway Park is baseball's gemupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 14:33:00

I awoke to an unexpected blanket of snow on Opening Day of the 1985 season. It was one of those Rockwell snowfalls, when winter in its last breaths hasn't the strength for anger any more. Boston glistened in the morning light, like a snowglobe on a windowsill. It was too pretty to last, of course, too fragile to hold back the changing of the seasons. Snowmelt would give way to baseball. It was as fresh a beginning as could possibly be imagined, especially for me, as I headed to Fenway Park for my first Opening Day as a baseball beat writer.

SI.com: Phil Taylor: The beauty of baseball on the road updated: Wed Jun 04 2008 13:05:00

Every year around this time, the familiar wanderlust rises again. As if carried on a summer breeze, it floats in and wraps itself around us, pulling us toward the open road. The lucky ones among us give in to the urge and allow it to take us across the country, from stadium to stadium, ballgame to ballgame. The rest of us dream of the journey, promising ourselves that one of these days we'll get out there and discover America, one ballpark at a time.

CNNMoney: Red Sox not the only Fenway champupdated: Mon Oct 29 2007 12:48:00

Even with a World Series sweep in hand, the offseason has yet to begin at Fenway Park. There's still money to be made by the owners of the Boston Red Sox, and much of it has nothing to do with baseball.

Red Sox fans celebrateupdated: Mon Oct 29 2007 12:48:00

Boston fans take to the streets and celebrate their team's sweep of the Colorado Rockies to win the World Series.

SI.com: Tom Verducci: Saturday's Five Cutsupdated: Sun Oct 21 2007 01:35:00

1. It was obvious by the third inning of ALCS Game 6. The Fenway Park scoreboard spelled out the huge opportunity in front of Daisuke Matsuzaka: the Red Sox put up an inning-by-inning line score to that point -- 406 -- that is the area code of Opportunity. (Opportunity, Mont., that is.) It's your call, Daisuke.

SI.com: The 10 Spot: April 12, 2007updated: Thu Apr 12 2007 09:38:00

1. A Massachusetts hospital has started the "Red Sox Babies" program. Each child born at the hospital receives free gear, including a Red Sox cap and a certificate good for a tour of Fenway Park when they reach 5 years old. It's assumed that the infants will develop the Red Sox fan's peculiar blend of insecurity and arrogance on their own.

EW review: 'Fever Pitch' a winnerupdated: Wed Apr 06 2005 13:45:00

"Fever Pitch," a fable that pits true love against baseball love, is one of the most ingratiating romantic comedies in quite some time, yet the fact that it was directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly almost works against it.

FSB: Recalculating His Risks Once at the center of the VC-backed dot-com universe, a former Flatiron Partners updated: Mon Oct 01 2001 00:01:00

We're at sold-out, beer-drenched Fenway Park, sitting pretty in a pair of $55 seats hard behind the Seattle dugout. "Feels like a birthday present," says Seth Goldstein, a citizen of Red Sox Nation...

Money Magazine: Minor Pleasures For a classic summer trip--and renewed faith in baseball--visit a minor league park.updated: Thu Jun 01 2000 00:01:00

In 1995 I took something of a radical step, at least for me: I stopped attending major league baseball games. After 25 years of going to ball games, I'd grown disenchanted--the players and owners w...

Fortune: Appreciation: Tiger Stadium A Farewell to a Nice Thing About Detroitupdated: Mon Aug 02 1999 00:01:00

They're building a plush new ballpark for the Tigers in Detroit, and that's fine. It'll be ready next spring. It won't come cheap ($295 million), but Tigers owner Michael Ilitch and a consortium le...

Money Magazine: SPENDING: A DAY AT THE BALL PARK COSTS NEARLY AS MUCH AS A NIGHT AT THE OPERAupdated: Fri Apr 01 1988 00:01:00

With a record 52 million Americans expected to attend baseball games this season, Money surveyed the 26 teams in the National and American leagues to see how much a typical family of four can antic...

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