The Red Sox announced Wednesday that they will pay tribute to Yastrzemski by creating and unveiling a statue of the legendary left fielder.
“This is quite an honor,” Yastrzemski said in the release. “To have a bronze statue at Fenway Park is something I never could have imagined, and I am very grateful to the Red Sox for this kind gesture.”
The statue will capture the moment when Yaz tipped his helmet to Red Sox fans prior to his final at-bat on October 2, 1983.
The statue, the third the Red Sox have created, will stand outside the Gate B entrance between the Ted Williams statue and “The Teammates” statue, depicting Dom DiMaggio, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr, and Williams "
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