This was originally published on July 15, 2008.
Outside Fenway Park on the backside near the Gate B entrance on Van Ness Street the Red Sox built a monument to Ted Williams. The statue shows Williams and a little kid with a baseball cap.
The dedication on the statue reads:
“The greatest hitter who ever lived, an American patriot and a pioneer in the development of the Jimmy Fund. Ted Williams will forever be one of the greatest heroes in history of baseball, Boston and America. He amassed 521 home runs despite sacrificing five years in his prime to serve his country in World War II and the Korean War. He was a relentless champion of children, such as this child to whom he is offering his cap, in their battles against cancer and helped make the Jimmy Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute the world renowned center of research and car that it is today.”
“The memory of Ted Williams will forever be a point of pride for the Boston Red Sox, the people of Boston, New England and the United States of America.”