MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Twins today unveiled a life-sized bronze statue of mascot T.C. prior to the Sunday's game.

The newest statue is located on the 7th Street side of Target Plaza near the box office.

"T.C. has been a fan favorite ever since he was introduced at the Metrodome in 2000," said Joe Pohlad, Director of Twins Productions, in a news release. "Since then, he has grown to become a significant part of the franchise and we're proud to commemorate his contributions with this piece of public art that will forever live on Target Plaza."

The T.C. statue becomes the eighth to reside outside the gates of Target Field. T.C. joins the likenesses of Kent Hrbek, Rod Carew, Calvin Griffith, Carl and Eloise Pohlad, Tony Oliva, Kirby Puckett and Harmon Killebrew. All of the statues at Target Field have been the work of Minnesota-based artist Bill Mack.

Below is the Twins' description of its newly bronzed mascot:

"T.C., a native of Bear River, Minn., currently resides in White Bear Lake, Minn. He was signed by the Twins as free agent on April 3, 2000. He is widely recognized as one of the best-hitting mascots in Major League Baseball notching a record six victories in the All-Star Game Mascot Home Run Derby."