Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox since its 1912 opening, is the oldest major league park currently in use. It opened the same day as Detroit 's Tiger Stadium - then named Navin Field - and hosted that season's World Series. The outfield wall is famous for its unique angles and varying heights giving it an appearance unlike any other field. The left field features the iconic thirty-seven foot tall Green Monster (previously known as "the wall" before it was painted green in 1947), which seems an invitation to batters. Right field's Pesky's Pole sits just 302 feet from home plate, the shortest distance in the major leagues. In 2012, Fenway celebrated its centennial and was added to the National Register of Historic Places. For more information, please visit Authentication.