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Red Sox unveil Ted Williams statue

Ted Williams' daughter, Claudia, was full of emotions at the unveiling of the statue of her father.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Ted Williams' daughter, Claudia, was full of emotions at the unveiling of the statue of her father.

Johnny Pesky and Bobby Doerr tossed ceremonial first pitches at yesterday’s game against the Yankees after they helped to unveil a striking new statue of their former teammate, Ted Williams, near Gate B on Van Ness Street.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who proposed the memorial, attended the event with Red Sox owners John W. Henry, Tom Werner, and Larry Lucchino.

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To make room for the 3,380-pound structure, the Sox widened the sidewalk and will pay the city a lease for the location.

The city provided 15 new street lights and agreed to plant up to six cherry blossom trees

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