Red Sox to honor Yaz with statue
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP)
The Boston Red Sox plan to honor Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski with a statue outside Fenway Park.
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The team announced Wednesday that a dedication ceremony will take place before Boston's Sept. 22 game against Toronto. Yastrzemski is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
The statue will capture a moment that took place on October 2, 1983, when the Red Sox star tipped his helmet to fans at Fenway Park before the final at-bat.
Yastrzemski says the statue is quite an honor, something he "never could have imagined."
It will be the third statue outside the ballpark's Gate B entrance, and will be placed between the Ted Williams statue and "The Teammates" statue depicting Dom DiMaggio, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr, and Williams.
Yastrzemski was an 18-time All-Star. He won the Triple Crown in 1967.