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Surprises in store for Fenway bash

4/19/2012

The 100th anniversary of Fenway Park will be celebrated in grand style Friday, featuring everything from the Red Sox and Yankees players wearing throwback 1912 uniforms to 37,000-plus people raising a gigantic toast and possibly setting a world record.

The game is scheduled for 3:05 p.m., the same time the Red Sox played their first game at Fenway on April 20, 1912. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and ceremonies will begin at 2, with composer John Williams conducting members of the Boston Pops in the debut of his new composition, "Fanfare for Fenway.

A grape juice drink and a cup will be set at each seat, and the crowd will be asked join in a giant toast to the 100-year-old ballpark.

Details of the first pitch ceremony have not been released.

Keith Lockhart will conduct members of the Boston Pops for the National Anthem as well as "Hymn to New England."

Afterward, the Air Force's Heritage Flight team will fly in a four-ship formation fly-over that will include two F-16s and two World War II-era P-51 Mustangs.

All living Red Sox uniformed personnel were invited to participate in the ceremony.