Red Sox Unveil Yaz Statue in Front of Fenway

Red Sox honor Yastrzemski with statue

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       BOSTON (AP) _ The Boston Red Sox have honored Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski with a statue outside the right field entrance of Fenway Park on Sunday morning.

        Former teammates included Hall of Famer Jim Rice, outfielder Dwight Evans, Bill Lee and Luis Tiant. Current Red Sox players Dustin Pedroia, Jonny Gomes, Daniel Nava and manager John Farrell were also on hand.

        Mayor Tom Menino proclaimed it “Carl Yastrzemski Day for the city of Boston.''
        In a 30 minute ceremony, the team unveiled a statue of Yaz tipping his cap after his final at-bat in 1983.

        He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989.

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