The mother of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw He died Saturday, his wife announced over the weekend at the opening of two youth baseball fields in Inglewood, California.
Ellen Kershaw shared the news of the passing of Marianne Tombaugh at the unveiling of two Dodgers Dreamfields over the weekend.
«Clayton grew up with a baseball ball in your hand ready to play a game in a vacant lot or baseball field like this at any time,» he said during the dedication.
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«One person in particular nurtured that love in Clayton, his dear mom, Marianne, who moved mountains to get him to baseball practices and games. Cornered.»
“Today we dedicate this field to his sweet mom who passed away and went to be with the Lord this morning,” he continued. «She experienced no greater joy than seeing her son become the man, philanthropist, father and ballplayer that she is today.»
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Tombaugh’s age and cause of death were not immediately known.
The two fields, funded in part by Kershaw’s charity, Kershaw’s Challenge, are part of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation’s Dodgers Dreamfields program, which provides up-to-date fields to Los Angeles neighborhoods.
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The fields featured Saturday are fields 59 and 60 revitalized as part of the program, which began in 2003, CBS News reported.
According to the team’s website, the goal is to have 75 fields completed by 2033 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the team’s move to Los Angeles.
Associated Press contributed to this report.