David Jacinto

David Jacinto is the California League's Groundskeeper of the Year for 2022. Grizzlies image

published on December 8, 2022 - 12:52 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

The grass is greener on the Grizzlies’ side, according to officials in Minor League Baseball.

That’s because David Jacinto with the Fresno Grizzlies won Groundskeeper of the Year for the California League 2022 season.

This is the second time Jacinto has won a top groundskeeper award, according to a Grizzlies news release.

“There is no question that David is one of the best in the business and our entire organization is so beyond proud of him for this accomplishment,” said Derek Franks, president of the Fresno Grizzlies. “I am extremely grateful for the care he puts into his craft, his strong work ethic, and his love of our team.”

Jacinto has been with the team since 2004 — one of the most tenured members who has seen thousands of events at Chukchansi Park. He has been called up to Major League Baseball multiple times to work at stadiums. He is also known for providing his own cooking to both home and visiting teams, feeding professional baseball players, including World Series champions, All-Stars and Hall of Famers.

In addition to his groundskeeping skills, Jacinto is also well known for his tacos.

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