FRANCISCO CORDERO FIELD
From my colleague Michael Anderson….
On Saturday morning, a community baseball field in Kenton County, Kentucky was renovated, renamed and dedicated thanks to the generous support from Reds closer Francisco Cordero.
The field at Pioneer Park, less than 10 miles due south of Great American Ball Park, includes new fencing and backstops, field grading and leveling, new infield dirt and grass. A 100-foot long windscreen bearing Cordero’s name adorns the outfield fence.
The project, in conjunction with Kenton County Parks & Recreation, was selected as the winner of the Reds Community Fund’s inaugural “Home Field Makeover” this past winter.
Since joining the team prior to the start of the 2008 season, Cordero has donated more than $400,000 to the Reds Community Fund.