Red Sox Unveil Statue For Carl Yastrzemski
The Red Sox unveiled a statue yesterday honoring Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski. Its the third statue at Fenway Park, joining one of Ted Williams and a teammates statue featuring Williams, Johnny Pesky, Dom DiMaggio, and Bobby Doerr.
The new monument sits outside Fenways Gate B and depicts a 44-year-old Yastrzemski tipping his cap at Fenway before his final major league at-bat 30 years ago on October 2, 1983. Jim Rice, Dwight Evans, Luis Tiant, and Bill Lee were among those on hand for yesterdays unveiling.
Yastrzemski, who also threw out of the first pitch prior to yesterdays game against the Blue Jays, told the Associated Press that he was touched by the teams tribute.
It means tremendous importance to me, he said, standing at the base of the statue after a 30-minute ceremony that included some of his former teammates and current members of the AL East champions. This is as important to me as being elected to the Hall of Fame and having my number retired. Its a tremendous honor.