Yadier Molina Gets Field Dedicated After Him

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina checks out the new sign after the dedication of Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri on April 19, 2011. St. Louis Cardinals Care, the charitable arm of the Cardinals baseball team, built the field from an empty lot for neighborhood children to play organized baseball. The field is the 19th field built by Cardinals Care. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Dedication of Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina checks out the new sign after the dedication of Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri on April 19, 2011. St. Louis Cardinals Care, the charitable arm of the Cardinals baseball team, built the field from an empty lot for neighborhood children to play organized baseball. The field is the 19th field built by Cardinals Care. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina checks out the new sign after the dedication of Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri on April 19, 2011. St. Louis Cardinals Care, the charitable arm of the Cardinals baseball team, built the field from an empty lot for neighborhood children to play organized baseball. The field is the 19th field built by Cardinals Care. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Dedication of Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina checks out the new sign after the dedication of Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri on April 19, 2011. St. Louis Cardinals Care, the charitable arm of the Cardinals baseball team, built the field from an empty lot for neighborhood children to play organized baseball. The field is the 19th field built by Cardinals Care. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina checks out the new sign after the dedication of Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri on April 19, 2011. St. Louis Cardinals Care, the charitable arm of the Cardinals baseball team, built the field from an empty lot for neighborhood children to play organized baseball. The field is the 19th field built by Cardinals Care. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Dedication of Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina checks out the new sign after the dedication of Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri on April 19, 2011. St. Louis Cardinals Care, the charitable arm of the Cardinals baseball team, built the field from an empty lot for neighborhood children to play organized baseball. The field is the 19th field built by Cardinals Care. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina checks out the new sign after the dedication of Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri on April 19, 2011. St. Louis Cardinals Care, the charitable arm of the Cardinals baseball team, built the field from an empty lot for neighborhood children to play organized baseball. The field is the 19th field built by Cardinals Care. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Dedication of Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina checks out the new sign after the dedication of Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri on April 19, 2011. St. Louis Cardinals Care, the charitable arm of the Cardinals baseball team, built the field from an empty lot for neighborhood children to play organized baseball. The field is the 19th field built by Cardinals Care. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Dedication of Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri
Dedication of Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina checks out the new sign after the dedication of Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri on April 19, 2011. St. Louis Cardinals Care, the charitable arm of the Cardinals baseball team, built the field from an empty lot for neighborhood children to play organized baseball. The field is the 19th field built by Cardinals Care. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Dedication of Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri
Dedication of Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina walks with his family to a new sign after the dedication of Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri on April 19, 2011. St. Louis Cardinals Care, the charitable arm of the Cardinals baseball team, built the field from an empty lot for neighborhood children to play organized baseball. The field is the 19th field built by Cardinals Care. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Dedication of Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri
Dedication of Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina claps as a cover is dropped on the scoreboard, dedicating the Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri on April 19, 2011. St. Louis Cardinals Care, the charitable arm of the Cardinals baseball team, built the field from an empty lot for neighborhood children to play organized baseball. The field is the 19th field built by Cardinals Care. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Dedication of Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri
Dedication of Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina sits with son Yanuell Benjamin (2) during the dedication of Yadier Molina Field in Wellston, Missouri on April 19, 2011. St. Louis Cardinals Care, the charitable arm of the Cardinals baseball team, built the field from an empty lot for neighborhood children to play organized baseball. The field is the 19th field built by Cardinals Care. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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One Comment

  1. Pat says:

    Such a great story! When I grew up in East St. Louis the Salvation Army had a fenced in playground and they would open the gates for us every so often, we looked so forward to this.

    I’m thinking the kids in the neighborhood are going to get so much use out of this field. Their own “Field of Dreams! Good Job!

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