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Friday, April 20, 2012

Red Sox 100th anniversary, April 20, 2012

Above Caroline Kennedy throws 1st pitch at Red Sox 100 anniversary to Fisk, Rice, and Yastrzemski, Apr. 20, 2012, Boston Globe. Above Carl Yastrzemski and other Boston players at Red Sox 100 anniversary, 4/20/12, getty Above Red Sox 100 anniversary pre-game National Anthem, 4/20/12, ap Above flag in front of Green Monster, Red Sox 100 anniv., getty Above Yankees lineup for National Anthem at Red Sox 100 anniversary, 4/20/12, ap Above former Red Sox players, coaches, and managers leave field after 100 anniversary pre-game ceremony, 4/20/12, getty Above Red Sox take field on 100th anniversary day, 4/20/12, ap Above Red Sox fans at 100th anniversary game, 4/20/12, reuters

"It was Caroline Kennedy.

There is an historical connection to her selection.

Her great grandfather is Honey Fitz, the Boston mayor who threw out the official first pitch at Fenway on April 20, 1912.

She’s also the “Caroline” in the Fenway anthem “Sweet Caroline,” according to Neil Diamond.

Kennedy was joined by Mayor Tom Menino and the grandson of Mayor Honey Fitz in the ceremony.

They threw baseballs to Hall of Famers Jim Rice, Carlton Fisk and Carl Yastrzemski."

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