Tribe to unveil Rocky Colavito statue on his 88th birthday in Little Italy

Aug 10, 2021 552

BY: Camryn Justice

A life-size statue of Tribe legend Rocky Colavito is set to be dedicated on Tuesday in Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood at Tony Brush Park. Colavito, a member of the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame who is also an Italian American icon, will be in attendance for the statue unveiling, which also serves as a celebration of his 88th birthday. 

“It’s impossible to overstate just how much Rocky meant to a generation of Indians fans, and to Italian Americans,” said Mark Sommer, a member of the Rocky Colavito Statue Committee and author of "Rocky Colavito: Cleveland’s Iconic Slugger." "The statue being erected in Cleveland’s Little Italy will reflect how beloved the power-hitting outfielder with a cannon-like arm remains," Sommer said. 

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