On Monday, the City of Poway celebrated their most famous citizen with the groundbreaking ceremony for a memorial statue.
A bronze piece to be designed by Texas artist Seth Vandable will honor the late baseball legend Tony Gwynn.
Gwynn's widow, Alicia Gwynn, thanked city leaders for the honor for her late husband and their family.
She also thanked the citizens of Poway for respecting her husband's space and allowing him to be a neighbor.
The memorial is expected to be completed by early 2017.