Updated at 11:40 a.m. ET
Boston's "Yawkey Way" will be renamed "Jersey Street."
The Boston Red Sox have won their bid to change the name of the tiny, two-block street outside Fenway Park. Team owners say the change is needed to distance themselves from a history marred by racism under the late, former owner Tom Yawkey, who was known for his philanthropy, but also for his historically racist ball club.
The Boston Public Improvement Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve the name change.