Two Monsters

Green Monster - 1950

Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.
(Ted Williams and John Pohlmeyer jogging past the Green Monster)

Green Monster - 2013

Photo: Doug Peabody

So why is it called the Green Monster? Well the color is obvious and actually copyrighted. The monster part is because it's the highest fence in Major League Baseball at 37 feet. The ladder was used to collect homerun balls from the screens above. Since the monster seats where installed in 2010 that ladder was left in place for nostalgia.

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