In the, â€śGreat idea for a statue departmentâ€ť. . .
The Boston Red Sox will unveil a new statue outside Gate B at Fenway Park dedicated to Red Sox legends Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, Johnny Pesky and Dom DiMaggio, and the bonds of their remarkable friendship, which was immortalized in David Halberstamâ€™s poignant 2003 book The Teammates: Portrait of a Friendship on Weds. June 9 at 10:30am.
Sculpted by Maryland based sculptor, Antonio Tobias Mendez, the statue features all four men standing alongside each other in a group with baseball bats in their hands. The new statue will be located immediately outside Gate B at Fenway Park.
As to who will be in attendance, a statement from the Red Sox simply says, â€śLocal elected leaders; City of Boston officials; Red Sox Ownership, Front Office Executives and Staff; Red Sox Alumni and other notable guests. Given that Doerr now lives in Oregon, and has scaled back travel due to his age, if heâ€™s in attendance, it would a great thing for Red Sox fans.
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