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Bronze Statue Planned to Memorialize Texas Rangers Fan Who Fell and Died During Game

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The Texas Rangers announced Monday that Shannon Stone, the fan who died after falling from the stands while reaching for a foul ball, will be memorialized with a statue outside the stadium’s home plate gate.

The bronze statute, which Rangers CEO and President Nolan Ryan called “a fitting tribute,” depicts Stone and six-year-old son Cooper enjoying a Rangers game.

Ryan went on to say the Stone family will be involved in the design and creation of the sculpture, which will be will be unveiled next season.

In a statement, Shannon’s widow, Jenny, said in part, “We continue to be appreciative of Nolan Ryan and the Texas Rangers as we deal with the loss of Shannon. Shannon and Cooper had a special relationship, and we are touched and grateful that it will be memorialized at one of their favorite places.”

[Huffington Post]

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