Buckley: 100 years later, Braves Field lives on

From Steve Buckley at the Boston Herald on August 17, 2015, with mention of SABR members Bill Nowlin and Bob Brady:

On an unseasonably hot and sunny April afternoon three years ago, the Red Sox commemorated the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park with a grand celebration that nobody who was in the house that day will ever forget.

It wasn’t just the speeches and proclamations. It was this: Hundreds of former Red Sox players making a “Field of Dreams”-like appearance from that funky garage opening out in center field, some of those men old and stooped, some of them still youngish and virile, their range of age reminding us that Fenway is a generational place.

That was on April 20, 2012.

But Tuesday, August 18, 2015, there will be no such pomp, circumstance and nostalgia-fueled applause as Boston’s other big-league ballpark turns 100.

We speak, of course, of Braves Field. Or, as it is now known, Nickerson Field. And to be fair, it’s not the ballpark that turns 100 Tuesday. It’s the last remnants of the old ballpark, lovingly tended to by Boston University, that turn 100 Tuesday.

Read the full article here: http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/columnists/steve_buckley/2015/08/buckley_100_years_later_braves_field_lives_on

Originally published: August 17, 2015. Last Updated: August 17, 2015.