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Red Sox to unveil statue of Carl Yastrzemski

  • Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Boston Red Sox facing the New York Yankees in their home opener at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, April 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Boston Red Sox facing the New York Yankees in their home opener at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, April 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Boston Red Sox facing the New York Yankees in their home opener at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, April 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Boston Red Sox facing the New York Yankees in their home opener at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, April 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Boston Red Sox facing the New York Yankees in their home opener at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, April 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Boston Red Sox facing the New York Yankees in their home opener at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, April 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The Boston Red Sox plan to honor Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski with a statue outside Fenway Park.

The team announced yesterday that a dedication ceremony will take place before Boston’s Sept. 22 game against Toronto. Yastrzemski is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The statue will capture a moment that took place on October 2, 1983, when the Red Sox star tipped his helmet to fans at Fenway Park before the final at-bat.

Yastrzemski says the statue is quite an honor, something he “never could have imagined.”

It will be the third statue outside the ballpark’s Gate B entrance, and will be placed between the Ted Williams statue and “The Teammates” statue depicting Dom DiMaggio, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr and Williams.

Yastrzemski was an 18-time All-Star. He won the Triple Crown in 1967.

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