MINNEAPOLIS Kent Hrbek already has his No. 14 retired by the Minnesota Twins. He already has a bar and restaurant named after him at Target Field, the Twins' two-year-old ballpark.
But this season, the Bloomington, Minn., native and former first baseman will be honored by his hometown team in one more fashion: with a bronze statue.
The Twins announced late last month that they'll unveil a statue of Hrbek during the 2012 season. It will honor the man who played his entire 14-year career with Minnesota, helping the Twins win World Series titles in 1987 and 1991.
"It's humbling," Hrbek said. "You're lucky enough to play here and play in your hometown and win a couple championships and they retire your number. I didn't know how much farther they could go.
"It's like waking up from a dream and they tell you they're going to make a statue of you, which is going to be on the earth for a hell of a lot longer than I'll be."
The Twins have unveiled a number of statues during Target Fie...