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Cubs to Erect Billy Williams Statue
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Billy Williams, a Hall of Famer and one of the best hitters in Chicago Cubs history, will be honored by the team with a statue of his likeness at Wrigley Field.

The team said Wednesday the statue will be unveiled September 7 before that night's game. A spokesman said it could be placed in a temporary location until the area around the ballpark is done being refurbished.

Ernie Banks is the only other ballplayer to be so honored by the Cubs. There also is a statue of broadcaster Harry Caray outside of Wrigley.

Williams batted .290 during his 18-year career and hit 392 of his 426 homers as a member of the Cubs.

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