Twins To Honor Tom Kelly With Bronze Statue
Image courtesy of Seth StohsKelly told reporters following the announcement that he has known for a couple of weeks. They are currently working on the pose, spending a lot of time on which uniform he'll be in. There was no timeline given for completion.
Kelly joins several legendary Twins figures to be honored with a bronze statue including Kirby Puckett, Rod Carew, Harmon Killebrew, Kent Hrbek, Calvin Griffith and the Pohlads (Carl and Eloise).
Five years ago, Kelly's #10 was retired by the organization.
As per usual, Kelly remained humble in talking about the honor, noting even his hesitance to promote it happening in previous years. He prefers to point out that the game is about the players on the field not their manager. And likely, that is why he was as successful as a manager and leader as he was.
Here is a live twitter feed of the announcement as well as some of the conversation with Kelly afterward.