Here are the details on the Billy Williams statue.
Consider me one of the people applauding this move by the Cubs. Billy is one of my four all-time favorites (along with Ernie, Fergie, and Jose Cardenal).
When I played little league, I tried to imitate him once. I spit in the air and tried to hit the spit (which is what Billy did every time he came up). I missed and never tried it again.
I've featured Billy on Just One Bad Century several times. You can check it out here, here and here.
If you'd like to see Billy hit a home run in the 1964 All-Star Game, click here.