Photo(s) of the Week: Heroes of the Diamond

Posted by Adrienne on August 3, 2011 under Uncategorized | Be the First to Comment

As we’ve traveled around the country to different baseball stadiums, it seems like each one has its own way of recalling its team’s history. One of the more common ways seems to be to have a statue (or several) of a famous player either in the park or right outside one of the gates. Here are some of the statues we’ve seen:

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Ted Williams (and a little boy) outside of Fenway Park, Boston

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Richie Ashburn on the concourse of Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia

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Babe Ruth (a Baltimore native) outside Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore

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Walter Johnson on the concourse of Nationals Park, Washington D.C.

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Hank Aaron outside Turner Field, Atlanta

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Roberto Clemente in front of the Clemente Bridge and PNC Park, Pittsburgh

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Bob Feller in front of Progressive Jacobs Field, Cleveland

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Tiger greats and their retired numbers above center field in Comerica Park, Detroit

From Cincinnati, Ohio

Ernie Lombardi (catcher) and Frank Robinson (hitter) in front of Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati

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Robin Yount in front of Miller Park, Milwaukee

From St Louis and Springfield

Stan Musial in front of New Busch Stadium, St. Louis

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Harmon Killebrew outside of Target Field, Minneapolis

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Willie Mays in front of AT&T Park, San Francisco

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