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The latest appearance of Fenway Park on the screen was in local boy Ben Affleck’s view of Beantown. In The Town, pleasant and upscale Charlestown serves a haven for bank-robbing Red Sox fans.  Stars Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner case the joint in the right-field stands during a Yankees game.

Affleck knows Fenway Park like a local boy with season tickets, but he primarily shows up for big games with the Bronx Bombers when he is in town, sitting next to the Red Sox dugout in the prestigious first row boxes.

Over the years, Fenway has been a backdrop to all kinds of stories, not all dealing with baseball.

During the 1950s, when psychological drama was the fashion, Fenway was in strait-jacket mode. In movies like Fear Strikes Out, Fenway was badly imitated.  The 1957 tale revealed the descent of Sox outfielder Jimmy Piersall into manic-depression, better described today as bipolar disorder.

As Piersall once said of his movie counterp...

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