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clydepepper 12-13-2018 09:41 AM

Ballpark Statues:
 
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With my attention to the new Hall-of-Famers, I was surprised to see that Harold Baines had a statue.

I, then, decided to search for images of other Ballpark Statues. In doing so, I finally saw the unusual statues outside National's Park.



I recall the Astros erecting statues of both Biggio and Bagwell at the same time, and then, IMO, sweating out Bagwell's delayed election.



Now, I realize that you don't have to be a Hall-of-Famer to have a statue made of you and displayed outside a stadium, but I do wonder:

1.) What do you think of the statues that are currently displayed around the Majors either at the ballpark or located in close proximity?

2.) What's your opinion of the type 'motion' art-style used in the Walter Johnson, Josh Gibson and Frank Howard statues in Washington?

3.) Which statue currently displayed is your favorite?

4.) Whose statue would you like to see added to the current group.

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frankbmd 12-13-2018 12:40 PM

1. Statuesque.

2. Never knew Wajo had four arms.

3. Lambeau Field (a curve ball) features Lambeau and Lombardi

4. Mike Trout and Tim Salmon in an aquarium.

dgo71 12-13-2018 01:46 PM

Having seen the statues at Nationals Park up close and in person, I found them to be quite offputting. The Clemente and Stargell statues at the Pirates stadium are iconic.

clydepepper 12-13-2018 03:27 PM

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Can anyone identify these players?


@ StL
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@ Philly?
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must be @ Tex
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BearBailey 12-13-2018 04:12 PM

The statues at Camden yards are all great, palmers leg kick, Brooks stretched out as the human vacuum cleaner. Most stadiums have impressive statues, I am not a fan of those at the Nationals.

The Cardfather 12-14-2018 12:45 AM

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1.) What do you think of the statues that are currently displayed around the Majors either at the ballpark or located in close proximity?

3.) Which statue currently displayed is your favorite?
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I don't know if I have a favorite, but I do have a least favorite (AKA: The Worst). It's the Ralph Kiner statue on display at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. (I guess they only had enough money for the artist to sculpt just his hands.

steve B 12-14-2018 09:27 AM

My favorite is only sort of at a ballpark.

Cy Young at the location of the pitchers mound Huntington Avenue Grounds.
On the campus of Northeastern University.

http://www.net54baseball.com/picture...ictureid=26022

gonzo 12-14-2018 11:59 AM

Harry Caray statue
 
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1.) What do you think of the statues that are currently displayed around the Majors either at the ballpark or located in close proximity?

Fewer is better - I’d rather see 3 or 4 historically-important figures than 9 or 10 fan favorites.


2.) What's your opinion of the type 'motion' art-style used in the Walter Johnson, Josh Gibson and Frank Howard statues in Washington?

Not fond of them, though I can kind of see why someone thought it would be cool.


3.) Which statue currently displayed is your favorite?

As a Cubs fan myself, it has to be the Harry Caray statue outside Wrigley, for a couple of reasons:

- people keep putting cans of Budweiser in Harry’s outstretched hand, which seems natural to me.

- if you look near his feet, you’ll see what I can only imagine is a statement on the “middle century” of Cubs history - the souls of generations of Cubs fans, trapped in cheerful despair.


4.) Whose statue would you like to see added to the current group.

It’s not practical, but a statue of Connie Mack sitting in the Athletics dugout for all time would make me smile.

clydepepper 12-14-2018 12:06 PM

Can Anyone Identify The Players portrayed with these Statues?
 
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I believe the first two are located in St. Louis, the third one in Philadelphia, and the last one in Texas.

Anyone recognize them? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Majestic 12-14-2018 04:48 PM

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The first photo (closeup of face) is Rogers Hornsby


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