Ben Cheney at the Ballpark

 n 1995 Paul R. Michaels was commissioned to create a sculpture of Ben B. Cheney, noted businessman, philanthropist and sports enthusiast. The statue was installed in Cheney Stadium, Tacoma, Washington at the beginning of the 1996 baseball season. Mr. Cheney is seated in a bronze replica stadium seat in the stands. Fans can enjoy the game while sitting next to him.

 nstallation day, before the railing was welded back in place. A replica opening-day program and bronze peanut shells are at his feet.

 he artist sculpting the image in clay.

 One of the historic seats from the stadium was reproduced in bronze. Here are the parts before being assembled and welded to the figure.

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