Texas Rangers to Honor Shannon Stone, and Son, With Bronze Statue at Ballpark Next Season
"We feel that this statue will be a most fitting tribute," says Rangers CEO and president Nolan Ryan in a statement from the club. "It will not only serve to honor Mr. Stone's memory but also to recognize Rangers fans and baseball fans everywhere. I have discussed the project with Jenny Stone, and she and the Stone family will be involved in the design and creation of the statue."
The Rangers also include this statement from Jenny Stone:
"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. Our hope is that this statue will not be a symbol of our family tragedy but rather a reminder of the importance of a family's love -- love of each other, love of spending time together and love of the game."