Fresno, Calif. (KFSN) — For almost 20 years, David Jacinto of the Fresno Grizzlies has managed the grounds at Chuckchansi Park.

A Washington Union alumnus, Jacinto grew up simply south of Fresno and all the time labored within the fields for a dwelling.

An opportunity to work as a groundskeeper in minor league baseball till he was thrown a changeup.

“It is not a subject, so I simply began working,” he stated. “That is what I’ve discovered and am nonetheless studying.”

Jacinto has not solely discovered, he has change into among the finest within the trade.

He was named the 2022 California League Groundskeeper of the 12 months, his second prime groundskeeper award.

“Nicely, it was a little bit of a shock as a result of there are such a lot of occasions occurring,” he stated.

Jacinto is very happy to signify Fresno.

“No doubt, it is the most effective factor ever,” he stated. “For me, it consists of everybody to convey that trophy to Fresno.”

For Jacinto, the job is extra enjoyable than a protracted day within the fields choosing crops.

He is additionally fairly the chef, serving tacos, a Mexican home-cooked meal, to each house and visiting groups, together with World Sequence champions George Contos, Kyle Tucker, Carlos Correa and Jordan Alvarez. .

However gratitude from each followers and gamers continues to convey Jacinto again to the park.

“All of the individuals who hold complimenting me on the sector make me pleased,” he stated. “I take satisfaction in my work.”

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