Rangers honor fallen fan

Rangers honor fallen fan
Monday, November 28, 2011 - 5:44pm

The Rangers are erecting a statue of Shannon Stone, the Texas firefighter who died after falling over an outfield railing at a Texas Rangers game in July.

The 39-year-old Stone, a Brownwood Fire Department firefighter, had taken his 6-year-old son Cooper to the ballpark in hopes of catching a ball.

 The Rangers said Monday the life-size statue will be created by sculptor Bruce Greene, who is based in Norse, Texas, and will be placed outside the home plate gate at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

Greene created the Immortal Ten Memorial at Baylor, which honors
10 players, coaches and fans of the school's basketball team who
were killed in a 1927 bus crash.

There currently are statues of Ryan and former Arlington Mayor Tom Vandergriff at the ballpark's center field plaza.


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