Fans honor memory of Pete Vonachen at his signature statue

By Marshanna Hester
By Chad Weber

June 10, 2013 Updated Jun 10, 2013 at 10:35 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Memories and tributes echoed throughout Dozer Park Monday night, the place Pete Vonachen made everyone feel like family.

In their own words, fans and longtime friends explain what Peoria's Mr. Baseball meant to them.