Vlad Guerrero's uniform number is etched into the side of a hill he owns in the Dominican Republic
For much of the '90s and '00s, baseball was enchanted by a free-swinging, bare-handed slugger who wore No. 27 emblazoned across the back of his jersey. Vladimir Guerrero -- or Vlad the Impaler to fans who had the misfortune of rooting for teams he played against -- is on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time this winter. Although we don't yet know whether or not a bronze plaque with his likeness will hang in Cooperstown one day, there is already one way in which Guerrero's baseball legacy is etched into the public consciousness, literally.
Guerrero was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and still keeps a home there. On a hill that he owns, there is a brilliant display honoring the great No. 27:
Power move: Vlad Guerrero put his number on this hill he owns in the DR. pic.twitter.com/xZRpfpAsch- Robert Sanchez (@MileHighRobert) December 17, 2016
Another view of Vlad Guerrero's "27" in the DR hillside. pic.twitter.com/mGozpMm6m0- Robert Sanchez (@MileHighRobert) December 17, 2016
What a bold and beautiful tribute to a career well-worth celebrating.