ST. LOUIS (KMOX)- The St. Louis Cardinals organization and fans are still mourning the off-season death of player Oscar Taveras in a car crash.

Team owner Bill DeWitt Jr. says some of the money raised during this weekend’s Cardinals Care Winter Warm Up will be spent by the team’s charity arm on a youth ball field in Taveras’ hometown of Sosua in the Dominican Republic, “He was a real hero in that area. A lot of young boys dream of making it to the Major Leagues, and we want them to try to fulfill their dreams.”

DeWitt Jr. told the fans gathered at the Winter Warm Up on Saturday that the team felt building Oscar Taveras Field would be a great way to honor his legacy.

The fan fest runs 9-5 on Saturday and Sunday and 9-3 on Monday at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. For a list of additional details, click here.

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Comments (12)
  1. jidbro1 says:

    I think this is a great idea and an honor to a former player with the highest upside I have seen in a long time.

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