Mississippi State will unveil a statue of Ron Polk at 3 p.m. on Friday outside the Adkerson Plaza Entrance at Dudy Noble Field prior to the contest against Ole Miss on Super Bulldog Weekend.

The ceremony will take place prior to the gates opening for the Friday night contest and is open to the public to attend. The program has also put out a tribute video in honor of the legendary baseball coach who elevated baseball in Starkville.

Narrated by Jim Ellis, the video covers Polk’s career and highlights of trips to Omaha, starting when he took over in 1976, all that led up to the ceremonies tied to the statue at Dudy Noble.

“Cowbells, maroon and white, Bulldogs,” Ellis said. “There are things in this life synonymous with Mississippi State. Items that when mentioned, immediately conjure up thoughts of MSU. There are people, too. And somewhere near the top of that list is Ron Polk.”

Ellis noted that once Polk was hired, Mississippi State and college baseball would never be the same again. Polk was also called the “unquestioned father of SEC baseball.”

Polk is in 6 halls of fame, and led 8 teams to the College World Series as he won 1,373 games in his career.