September 23, 2013
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Barry Chin/Globe Staff
A statue of Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski was dedicated outside Fenway Park on Sunday morning.
Dwight Evans, Yastrzemski, and Jim Rice posed in front of the statue.
Former teammates joined Yastrzemski at the statue's unveiling.
The statue features a 44-year-old Yastrzemski tipping his helmet toward Fenway fans before his final career at-bat in 1983.
“It’s a tremendous honor,’’ Yastrzemski said after the 40-minute ceremony. “This statue means as much to me as being inducted into the Hall of Fame and having my number retired.’’
Jim Rice (right) spoke at the ceremony.
A commemorative program and baseball card from the statue dedication.
Fans lined up outside Gate B to watch the ceremony.
Yastrzemski headed out to the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.
Yastrzemski tossed the ceremonial first pitch.
Yastrzemski hugged David Ortiz after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.