Red Sox To Honor Carl Yastrzemski With Statue At Fenway Park

September 11, 2013 2:08 PM
Red Sox To Honor Carl Yastrzemski With Statue At Fenway Park
" BOSTON (CBS) – Carl Yastrzemski gave the Boston Red Sox 23 amazing years during his career, and now “Yaz” will be forever immortalized outside Fenway Park.

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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