The slide at home for the winning score. The moment of impact for a base hit. A run-stealing catch. We all have baseball memories frozen in time. And at stadiums around the majors, statues capture such moments. Indeed, these sculptures enshrine our heroes of yore in ore. Call it a golden age for baseball bronzes. Take in the photographic tour below, then read about the statues of Major League Baseball.

Baseball's bronzes

In Baltimore, George Herman Ruth became "the Babe" upon signing with the minor league Orioles in 1914. (Ted Mathias/AFP/Getty)