Boston Hotel Buckminster and MLB History Intertwined
On a September day in 1919, bookie and gambler Joseph "Sport" Sullivan made his way through Kenmore Square and into the Boston Hotel Buckminster after the Chicago White Sox had defeated the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park 3-2 earlier that day. He was there to meet with Chicago White Sox first baseman, Arnold "Chick" Gandil. It was in one of the hotel's guest rooms that the bookie and the ballplayer hatched what would become one of the most infamous crimes in American history: the fixing of the 1919 World Series, now referred to as The Black Sox Scandal, that led to the banishment for life of eight ballplayers, including Shoeless Joe Jackson, the disillusionment of the American public, and the institution of the Commissioner system in Major League Baseball. It also led to the writing of "Eight Men Out", the 1963 book about the fixing scandal that was made into a movie with the same title in 1988.
FENWAY PARK TOUR INFORMATION
The Red Sox offer a fantastic tour of historic Fenway Park each day, including game days. This is a unique opportunity to see Fenway Park like never before. A dream come true for any baseball enthusiast.
INDIVIDUAL TOUR RATES
Children (3-15) $10
Tours are fully handicap accessible. Please contact the tour office at 617-226-6666 for additional assistance.
HOURS OF OPERATION
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., every hour on the hour, or until 3 hours prior to game time.
50 minute walking tour of the ballpark, guided by an official Fenway Park Tour Guide. All areas are subject to availability.
For more information, visit the Red Sox at http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=bos.