National Baseball Hall of Famer Elmer Flick to be honored in Bedford
BEDFORD, OHIO – September 19, 2013 – The City of Bedford will be honoring Elmer Flick, lifelong resident, former professional Cleveland baseball player and National Baseball Hall of Famer with a life-sized statue. The ceremony is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 12 p.m. The statue will be unveiled in Bedford Commons, 730 Broadway Ave.
“The City of Bedford has been home to a number of individuals that have helped to inspire excellence, and we are thrilled to honor Elmer Flick as one of those individuals,” said Bedford Mayor Dan Pocek. “Sept. 25 will not only be an enjoyable day for residents and baseball fans, but will also serve as a historical moment for the City of Bedford, professional baseball and our community.”
The ceremony will begin at 12 p.m. with Bedford High School’s Madrigal singers performing the National Anthem, followed by a welcoming message from emcees Larry Morrow and Tim Taylor and introductions from Bedford Mayor Dan Pocek. Elmer Flick historian Jim Wagner will also give his remarks, as well as a member of Flick’s family and Cleveland Indians owner Larry Dolan. The Madrigal singers will return to perform “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” as the crowd moves toward the monument for the unveiling, and Mayor Pocek gives closing remarks.
Joining Bedford city officials for the ceremony will include Cleveland Indians owner Larry Dolan, as well as Bob DiBiasio, Mike Hargrove, Joe Charboneau and Len Barker from the club.
“Elmer Flick’s accomplishments both professionally and locally are more than deserving of being remembered by all that pass through Bedford,” said Pocek. “I look forward to the unveiling, and hope that members of the community join us in celebrating Flick’s new home in the heart of the Bedford Commons.”
For more information on the City of Bedford, please visit www.bedfordoh.gov.