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CASTING SPORTS HISTORY


Castings pay tribute to some of history’s greatest athletes via statues, plaques or busts that allow fans to cheer for players long after


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their playing days are complete. A MODERN CASTING STAFF REPORT


amous athletes forge connections with their fans that don’t just go away when they retire. T ere’s something enduring about the memories they made and the thrills they brought their adoring public. Some even have impacts that go well beyond the playing fi eld, becom- ing points of pride for a city, state or even nation.


Over the following pages,Modern Casting showcases a sampling of the


numerous examples of how metalcasting helps fans salute and honor great athletes. T e castings can be massive statues, artful plaques or lifelike busts, but all keep that connection alive.


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Brooklyn Dodgers legend Jackie Robinson is honored with many statues around the world. This one is in Jersey City, New Jersey.


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