MLB, Reds unveil All-Star mustache statues

Major League Baseball and the Reds announced Friday that 20 baseball-inspired statues will be placed around Cincinnati as part of the All-Star Game festivities. Each statue will be an oversized mustache embossed with unique imagery and text representative of the Reds and the All-Star Game.

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The mustache, inspired by Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs, will be of the handlebar variety, and each statue will measure eight feet wide and 2 1/2 feet high. They'll weigh approximately 850 pounds.

One of the statues was unveiled outside Cincinnati City Hall on Friday, and Mayor John Cranley was on hand for the ceremony alongside Phil Castellini, chief operating officer of the Reds. Cincinnati city manager Harry Black and Reds mascots Mr. Redlegs and Rosie Red were also present.

Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.