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Out to the ball game

A historic football rivalry in historic Fenway Park.

Mark Ostow

Mark Ostow

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In late October, Fenway Park was full of fans watching the Boston Red Sox in the World Series. By November 17, the diamond had been converted to a gridiron for the 135th Yale-Harvard game, and Yale placekicker Blake Horn ’19 (shown here) found himself doing his pregame practice kicks on turf as historic as the Bulldog-Crimson rivalry. In front of 34,675 fans, Harvard took the win on its adopted home field, 45–27. (For more on The Game, see page 53.) Fenway’s career as a football venue was short-lived: the next day, the park hosted four Irish teams in the ancient Gaelic sport of hurling.

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