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PHOTOS: Fenway Park, Ted Williams and the red seat

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

The lonely red seat in deep right center is there for a reason.
The lonely red seat in deep right center is there for a reason.

BOSTON - Buried deep in a sea of green seats in right center field of legendary Fenway Park is a lonesome red seat, pictured above.

The story behind the seat is that on June 9, 1946, Ted Williams hit a home run to that seat. Why is that significant? Oh, only because it's 502 feet away from home plate -- a Red Sox record distance for a home run.

Here's a picture I took sitting in the red seat, to give an idea of how far away it is -- also, there was a zero percent chance I was leaving here without having sat in it:

And for good measure, with a little help from our arrowed friend, here is the seat from around home plate (I can only get so close to it without being ejected from the stadium, after all):

Well done, Mr. Williams.

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