There are certain traditions in life you don’t question. Like we does a peson get down on one knee to propose marriage to another? We just do it. Lately, I’ve been thinking, how did the singing of Neil Diamond’s iconic “Sweet Caroline” at Fenway park come to be? What is the story behind?
I found my answer this morning.
Sweet Caroline was first played at Fenway Park in 1997 after a Red Sox employee in charge of music at the park played the song as a tribute to a friend who had given birth to a baby named Caroline.— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) September 29, 2022
The song caught on and has played before the bottom of the eighth since.
Don’t you feel better, just knowing this. Well, lets dig a little deeper into this song.