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The Grass Is Greener
Andrew Lawrence
August 08, 2005
Arizona isn't the only major league team to support a youth ballpark program. Here are four others that are helping out.
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August 08, 2005

The Grass Is Greener

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Arizona isn't the only major league team to support a youth ballpark program. Here are four others that are helping out.

TEAM: COLORADO ROCKIES ����YEAR STARTED: 1995

Ninety-six fields at 56 complexes have been funded, including one in Lakewood, Colo., that is a minireplica of Coors Field.

TEAM: SAN DIEGO PADRES ����YEAR STARTED: 1996

The team is nearly halfway to its goal of building 60 fields to celebrate 60 years of Padres ball in San Diego.

TEAM: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS ����YEAR STARTED: 2000

Along with constructing 12 ballparks, the team has outfitted some 2,000 kids with bats, gloves and uniforms.

TEAM: HOUSTON ASTROS ���YEAR STARTED: 2002

With backing from park sponsor Minute Maid, the Astros will refurbish a field a year for the next 25 years.

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