West Fens in Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Van Ness Street Player Banners
Suspended high above Van Ness street between Gates B and D, these banners represent legends in Red Sox history. Each of these players entered the National Baseball Hall of Fame wearing a Red Sox hat, or joined the Hall of Fame without a specific team hat but spent a sizable percentage of his career in a Boston uniform. From Early baseball immortals such as Cy Young, Tris Speaker, Jimmy Collins and Harry Hooper, to more recent Cooperstown inductees like Carlton Fisk, Dennis Eckersley, Wade Boggs and Jim Rice, the Van Ness banners are testaments to some of the most renowned figures in Major League history. In addition to the names displayed on the banners, several other Hall of Famers played for the Red Sox, while a number of former Boston managers and two long-time team executives also reside in Cooperstown.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
Location. 42° 20.765′ N, 71° 5.763′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. It is in West Fens. Marker is at the intersection of Van Ness Street and Ipswich StreetTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ted Williams (here, next to this marker); Carl Yastrzemski (a few steps from this marker); Fenway Park (a few steps from this marker); Teammates (within shouting distance of this marker); Bleacher Bar (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Fenway Park (about 700 feet away); John Boyle O'Reilly (approx. Ό mile away); Gardner Museum (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
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