Answered By: Jeffrey Orrico
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2017     Views: 31

Amy Tobey worked for the Red Sox  film and video communications company and was responsible for the choice of  music played at the park from 1998 to 2004.

She had noticed ''Sweet Caroline" was used at other sporting events, and she decided to send the sweetness over the Fenway speakers.

The song was picked up by fans, and the more it caught on, the more superstitious Tobey became about playing it.

Tobey would play the song somewhere between the seventh and ninth innings if the team was ahead, depending on whether she felt the team was going to win.

She didn't go by any specific margin of runs, but rather who the opponent was, and her gut instincts.

''I actually considered it like a good luck charm," Tobey says. ''Even if they were just one run [ahead], I might still do it. It was just a feel."

Vosk, Stephanie. "Another mystery of the Diamond, explained at last." Boston Globe, 29 May 2005. http://boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/05/29/another_mystery_of_the_diamond_explained_at_last/

According to Neil Diamond, President Kennedy's daughter, Caroline, was the inspiration for the song.

Beggy, Carol, and Mark Shanahan. "'Sweet Caroline' revealed." Boston Globe, 21 Nov. 2007. http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/articles/2007/11/21/sweet_caroline_revealed/

 

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