Bruce Hurst, who grew up playing sandlot baseball in St. George, will get his field of dreams.
A Bruce Hurst baseball endowment was formally announced at a groundbreaking ceremony at Dixie College for a softball and baseball complex to be called Hurst Field.The St. George native was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 1976 and pitched two winning games for the Sox in the 1986 World Series.
In 1988 he joined the San Diego Padres, whose president Dick Freeman flew in from the East Coast to attend Monday's ceremony.
Other participants included 1960 Cy Young Award winner Vernon Law and his son Vance, now of the Chicago Cubs, and Hurst's friend and former Boston teammate Marty Barrett.
The endowment seeks to raise upward of $2 million to finance and maintain the new field. It also would go toward baseball scholarships and training camps.
Hurst Field will be east of Hansen Stadium and will hold 2,000 specatators.
Its estimated completion date is spring 1992.