Heavy Hitter: The man behind ’47 embarks on another season at Fenway Park
By Julia Aparicio | The Improper Bostonian
Arthur D’Angelo is a familiar face to Red Sox fans. The co-founder of the Boston-based ’47 is the unofficial Mayor of Fenway thanks to his post inside the brand’s storefront prior to each game, waving at passers-by and letting some try on one of his many World Series rings. This season marks the 72nd home opener for D’Angelo—and the first since he was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in May.
“Baseball has been my whole life,” says D’Angelo, the Red Sox’ longest-tenured season ticket holder—now in section 17, field box 38. “I don’t know anything else. I came to this country, and we started selling newspapers for two cents, and it was all about baseball because we were near Fenway Park.”
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