The Boston Red Sox honored one of its greatest players of all time Sunday as Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski will stand forever at Fenway Park.
The statue shows Yaz tipping his cap after his final at-bat in 1983.
"It means tremendous importance to me," Yaz said. "This is as important to me as being elected to the Hall of Fame and having my number retired. It's a tremendous honor."
During his speech, Yastrzemski took a moment to remember his late son, Michael, saying, "He was my biggest fan. I wish he were here today."
Former teammates Hall of Famer Jim Rice, outfielder Dwight Evans, Bill Lee and Luis Tiant joined the unveiling as well as current Red Sox players Dustin Pedroia, Jonny Gomes, Daniel Nava and manager John Farrell.
Boston mayor Thomas Menino proclaimed Sunday, Sept.22 “Carl Yastrzemski Day” in the city of Boston, adding that Yaz “was good for the neighborhood, good for the people.”