Huntington Avenue Grounds (as it is more commonly known) was built specifically for the Boston Red Sox when they became an official American League franchise in 1901. Throughout their early history, the Boston Red Sox and their rival National League Boston Braves would need to share ballparks every now and then for overflow crowds (depending on who had the bigger stadium at the time) . "Huntington Avenue Grounds" however was used throughout its very short lifetime, strictly as a home for the Boston Red Sox.