BC BASEBALL: Fenway Park to Host 2017 Baseball Beanpot
Proceeds benefit the Pete Frates Fund #3 Fund
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Fenway Park will host the 2017 Baseball Beanpot on Wednesday, April 19. It will be the 21st time the historic ballpark hosts the four-team tournament since its inception in 1990 and the second time the Eagles will play at Fenway in 2017. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Pete Frates #3 Fund in honor of former BC captain and outfielder Pete Frates.
The first round of the Beanpot will take place on campus locations on Wednesday, April 5 as BC will host Northeastern and Harvard will host Massachusetts. Both games will start at 3 p.m.
April 19 will begin with the consolation game at 3 p.m. followed by the Beanpot Championship game approximately 45 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. Ballpark gates will open at 2 p.m.
Tickets go on sale today, Wednesday, Feb. 22, at noon online at redsox.com/beanpot or by phone at (877) REDSOX-9. Fans with disabilities may call (877) REDSOX-9 to purchase accessible seating (while supplies last). The Red Sox TTY number for hearing-impaired fans is (617) 226-6644. Fans will also be able to purchase tickets the day of the game at the gate.
Tickets are general admission and cost $10 each. Net proceeds will benefit the Pete Frates #3 Fund, which was created to aid in Frates’ medical costs not covered by health insurance. Frates was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at 27 years old in March 2012. Since then, he, along with his family and friends, have worked tirelessly to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for the disease. In the summer of 2014, Frates championed the Ice Bucket Challenge through the use of social media. Along with the amount of awareness brought to ALS, over $220 million was raised to help find a cure. He was awarded the Sports Illustrated’s Inspiration of the Year in December of 2014 and the SportsCenter documentary detailing his journey was nominated for an Emmy. In November 2016, Frates was named the recipient of the NCAA Inspiration Award.
After the Beanpot, the Eagles will take to the hallowed grounds of Fenway again on Saturday, April 22 for a 4 p.m. matchup against NC State as Boston College will host its Sixth Annual ALS Awareness Game at Fenway Park. Ticket proceeds also benefit Frates’ fund.
The Eagles are 35-16-1 in the Beanpot and have a record 11 titles. They have won the last two championships and three under seven-year head coach Mike Gambino. In 2006, Frates was named Beanpot MVP – an award no longer given out – after a 4-for-4 day with a home run into Fenway’s right field bullpen, a double and three RBls as the Eagles defeated Harvard, 10-2, for the title.