Two fields, funded by Major League Baseball and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, will be named for Hall of Famer and former Twin Rod Carew, and for Star Tribune sports columnist Sid Hartman.
Another will honor Eddie Phillips, businessman and grandson of the founder of the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation, one of Minnesota’s largest philanthropies and a generous supporter of baseball in the city. The foundation contributed $1.3 million for renovations at Farview Park in north Minneapolis, where Eddie Phillips Field will be located. The Pohlad Family Foundation and the Twins Community Fund contributed $800,000 to the effort.
Eddie Phillips, who had been a catcher on the Stanford University baseball team, was known in business for developing luxury consumer brands from vodka to gelato. He died in 2011.
Rod Carew All Star Field will be located on Xcel Energy property the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board leases at 2900 NE. Marshall St. Sid Hartman All-Star Field will be at Northeast Park, in a part of town where Hartman, now 94, had friends as a youngster.