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|Cubs Dedicate Williams Statue
|CHICAGO (AP) -- A statue of Hall of Famer Billy Williams has been dedicated by the Chicago Cubs outside Wrigley Field.
The sculpture was unveiled Tuesday before Chicago's home game against the Houston Astros. Williams was accompanied at the ceremony by his wife, Shirley. Also in attendance were former teammates Ernie Banks, Ferguson Jenkins, Ron Santo and Glenn Beckert, and Chicago dignitary Rev. Jesse Jackson.
The statue portrays Williams finishing his sweet left-handed swing.
Williams played 16 seasons with the Cubs, primarily in left field. He hit .290 with 426 home runs and 1,475 RBIs during his 18-year major league career.
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