Cubs to unveil Wrigley Field statue of Williams

The Chicago Cubs are set to unveil a statue of Hall of Famer and left-handed hitter Billy Williams outside Wrigley Field.

The statue will be unveiled during a ceremony before Tuesday’s game against Atlanta. The sculpture will be at the corner of Addison Street and Sheffield Avenue. It replaces late broadcaster Harry Caray’s statue, which is now by the field’s bleachers entrance.

Ernie Banks is the only other ballplayer to be so honored by the Cubs.

The decision to honor Williams with a statue was one of the first moves by new Cubs owner Tom Ricketts, a lifelong Cubs fan. Williams hit 392 of his 426 homers as a member of the Cubs from 1959 to 1974.

The Cubs formally retired Williams’ uniform No. 26 in 1987.

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