FRAN­CONA DO­NATES $1 MIL­LION

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

Cleve­land In­di­ans man­ager Terry Fran­cona is do­nat­ing $1 mil­lion to the Univer­sity of Ari­zona base­ball pro­gram, with the money to be put into a cap­i­tal projects fund. Fran­cona’s do­na­tion, an­nounced Tues­day, is in ad­di­tion to a $1 mil­lion match­ing gift made by an anony­mous donor in June for im­prove­ments at Hi Cor­bett Field. Among the planned projects is con­struc­tion of the Terry Fran­cona Hit­ting Fa­cil­ity. Fran­cona played three sea­sons at Ari­zona, win­ning the Golden Spikes Award as the na­tional player of the year while lead­ing the Wild­cats to the 1980 na­tional cham­pi­onship. His No. 32 jer­sey is re­tired and dis­played at Hi Cor­bett Field. Ari­zona was the na­tional run­ner-up last sea­son, los­ing to Coastal Carolina in the Col­lege World Se­ries fi­nals.

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