BOSTON (WWLP) – The Red Sox opened their 111th season at the oldest ballpark in baseball, Fenway Park, during Opening Day.

After two long years, Friday was a momentous day for Red Sox players and fans as we celebrated opening day and Jackie Robinson Day in the MLB. All players paid tribute to the legendary number 42 himself.

Trevor Story made his debut at Fenway and the Red Sox nation is eager to welcome him in. 22News spoke to some excited fans about Friday’s game.

“It’s awesome that we’re back here at Fenway, it’s awesome. It’s the best team in Major League Baseball as far as I’m concerned. I bleed Red Sox, that’s all that matters, we bleed Red Sox,” said Rhode Island resident Chris Gosetti.

There were two celebrations, in addition to opening day festivities before the game, as the city marks “One Boston Day” and Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day. Western Mass had a role in the ceremonies, too. Springfield native Michelle Brooks Thompson sang “God Bless America”, in the middle of the seventh inning.